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Greek PM Attends Epiphany Celebration in Alexandroupolis

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras was the person of honor in the ceremony of Epiphany in the port of the northeastern city of Alexandroupolis on Friday. Archbishop of Alexandroupolis Anthimos cast the holy cross in the water and dozens of...

Epiphany Celebrated in Famagusta for the First Time Since War

For the first time after the 1974 Turkish invasion in Cyprus Greek-Cypriots were allowed to celebrate Epiphany in Famagusta. Symbolizing a blessing of the waters, and the baptism of Jesus in the River Jordan, Epiphany is an important day for the...

Greek Community in Istanbul Celebrates Epiphany

A bitterly cold Wednesday morning saw the return of one of Istanbul’s oldest – and most demanding – religious traditions as dozens of Greek Orthodox Christians swam frantically to retrieve a cross thrown into the Golden Horn. The Greek community...

Greeks in Izmir Celebrate Epiphany for the First Time after 94 Years [Video]

The Christian Orthodox ritual stopped being practiced in 1922 after the war and population exchange between Greece and Turkey.

Greek State Leaders Celebrate Epiphany Amid Criticism from Church

President of the Hellenic Republic Prokopis Pavlopoulos and Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras celebrated Epiphany with the traditional sanctification of the water at Dexameni in Athens. Traditionally, the water sanctification and the dive for the holy cross ceremony takes place at...

First Greek Orthodox Epiphany Celebration in Izmir Since 1922

For the first time since the Asia Minor Catastrophe of 1922, a Greek Orthodox Epiphany celebration is set to take place in Izmir on January 6, 2016. The Greek Orthodox community has received permission from the Turkish authorities to perform the...

New Greek PM Takes Oath of Honor and Conscience, Not Religious Oath [video]

SYRIZA leader and new Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras took an oath of honor and conscience and not a religious oath in his swearing-in ceremony at Maximos Mansion, Greece , at 4 p.m. today. This is the first time a...

Blessing of Waters in Vancouver

The Greek Community of Vancouver celebrated for the first time after 32 years, the Blessing of Waters, at a beach outside the city, an event that was attended by a large crowd of Greek Orthodox Church members. According to the...

Greek-Australian Epiphany Celebrations

The Australian summer weather gave thousands of devoted Greek Orthodox Australians the opportunity to attend the Epiphany celebrations in various coastal areas of the country. In Frankston, the Greek Orthodox community commemorated the day with a holy service in the...

Greek Orthodox Celebrate Epiphany in Istanbul

   A cross-throwing ceremony was held as part of commemorations on the birth and baptism of Jesus Christ, held at Fener Greek Orthodox Patriarchate in Istanbul. A group, led by Bartholomew and other members of the clergy, walked to the...