Tarpon Springs Epiphany

Jan. 6, 2017

One of the country's most celebrated Epiphany celebrations, which honors the baptism of Jesus Christ in the Jordan River more than 2,000 years ago, takes place in Tarpon Springs This 100-plus year-old Tarpon Springs tradition is a day-long affair, which is highlighted by local teenage boys diving into Spring Bayou to retrieve a cross thrown into the water by an archbishop. The boy who surfaces with the cross is said to have good luck for the following year. What follows is an Epiphany Glendi, a lively gathering with food, drink and live music. All of the day's events are free.

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Date: January 6, 2017
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CulturalFestivalsMajor Annual FestivalsOngoingWinter
City of Tarpon Springs
Tarpon Avenue at Spring Boulevard
Tarpon Springs , FL 34689


Schedule of Events:

Orthros - 8:00am

Archierarchical Liturgy - 9:30am

Greater Blessing of Waters (Catherdral) - 11:30am

Procession to Spring Bayou - 12:15pm

Blessing of the Bayou and Casting of the Cross - 1:00pm

Enjoy a great authentic Greek meal at your favorite Tarpon Springs Greek Restaurant.

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Community: Tarpon Springs

Tarpon Avenue at Spring Boulevard

Tarpon Springs, FL 34689

Phone: 727-937-6109

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