Thursday, December 20, 2012
TRADITIONS OF EPIPHANY
Every year the January 6th, orthodox Christians all over the world celebrate Theophany or Epiphany .
This is the day of Jesus Christ's baptism by John the Baptist .In Greece a large procession is formed and takes the road leading to the sea or to a river, maybe a water tank.During the religious ceremony the priest blesses the water and throws the cross in to it.
Young people dive and the one who brings the cross back is ,according to the custom, caries good luck for the new year!