Calamos Supports Greece

Epiphany

Dozens Mark Epiphany by Diving into Constantinople’s Waters (video)

Dozens of Orthodox men dove into Istanbul’s cold waters to retrieve a cross to mark the baptism of Jesus Christ. On Sunday, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I led worshipers in the celebration of the Epiphany, throwing a blessed wooden cross into...

Epiphany: From Epirus, to Crete, the Blessing of the Waters

The Greek Orthodox feast of the Epiphany is celebrated on January 6th each year across the globe. This Epiphany, Greece found itself in the grip of freezing temperatures, but all the festivities, including diving for the cross, were still...

Greek-Australians Celebrate Epiphany in Melbourne

The Greek Orthodox celebration of the Epiphany is celebrated every January 6th across the globe. On Sunday, over twenty Greek-Australian boys and men participated in the dive to fetch the cross tossed into the warm waters by Bishop Ezekielat...

Teenage Girl Becomes the First Female to Retrieve the Cross in Australia (photos)

Thousands of Greek Australians attended the liturgies for the Greek Orthodox Epiphany in all major Australian cities. Neos Kosmos reports that in Melbourne people lined up to either dive into the waters to retrieve the cross, or to enjoy the...

Blessing of the Oranges Custom Observed in Argos

The custom of the blessing of the oranges was observed again this year in Argos, Peloponnese, along with the tradition of the blessing of the waters at Epiphany. The blessing of the oranges is an old custom of Argos, a...

Epiphany with Fistfights over Holly Cross in Kiato (video)

It seems that the Holy Spirit was absent during the Epiphany celebration at the Kiato harbor, as several young men got in a violent brawl over the Holly Cross. According to Korinthostv.gr, the fight started after the recovery of the...

Epiphany 2018: The Blessing of the Waters in Chania, Crete (Photos & Video)

Springtime temperatures and plenty of sunshine were the backdrop of today's Epiphany celebration in the city center of Chania, in Crete. On January 6, the Greek Orthodox church celebrates the day that Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist in...

Greek Orthodox Christians of Istanbul Celebrate Epiphany

The Greek Orthodox Christian community in Istanbul led by Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew celebrated Epiphany with the traditional blessing of the waters on Saturday. The Ecumenical Patriarch and Archbishop of Constantinople led the liturgy at the Patriarchal Church of Saint George....

Greek-Australians Celebrate The Epiphany

Greek Orthodox Australians flooded the beaches all around the country in celebration of the Epiphany, where the church organizes a cross dive on Friday. Every year thousands gather to watch the groups of men jump into the water and dive...

President Pavlopoulos Urges Unity to Overcome the Crisis, in Message for Epiphany

President of the Hellenic Republic Prokopis Pavlopoulos on Friday urged Greeks to stand united as they struggle to overcome the social and economic crisis and defend the country's rights, in his message for the Feast of the Epiphany celebrated...