January 07, 2011

Greek Orthodox Christians take a dive to celebrate Epiphany in İstanbul

<<Members of the Greek Orthodox community in İstanbul as well as pilgrims from Greece yesterday braved cold waters to retrieve a wooden cross thrown into the sea by Metropolitan Athanasios Papas as part of the Feast of the Epiphany.


Five young Christian men plunged into the sea near Yeşilköy to retrieve the cross thrown by Metropolitan Konstantin after prayers. Erkan Bedro became the champion the fourth time in a row after retrieving the cross. Retrieving the cross from the water is an old tradition in the Greek Orthodox Church and is thought to be good luck.>>

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