2014 Tarpon Springs Epiphany Schedule - WFLA News Channel 8

2014 Tarpon Springs Epiphany Schedule

Posted: Updated:
The 2011 Epiphany cross dive. Photo by Sue Thomas The 2011 Epiphany cross dive. Photo by Sue Thomas

Sunday January 5

Blessing of the Fleet: 1:30 p.m. at the Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks. His Grace Bishop Sevastianos of Zela, Chief Secretary of the Holy Eparchial Synod and Rev. Fr. Vaseleos Tsourlis of New Port Richey and clergy will bless the fisherman, their vessels and the water in which they travel and wish then safe and prosperous journeys.

Monday, January 6

Epiphany Observances: 8 a.m. at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral located at 36 N. Pinellas Ave.

Hierarchal Divine Liturgy: 10 a.m. at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral located at 36 N. Pinellas Ave.

Blessing of the Waters: 12 p.m. at Spring Bayou

Traditional Litany Procession to Spring Bayou: 12:30 p.m. begins at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral located at 36 N. Pinellas Ave. Following the Divine Liturgy, Archbishop Demetrios, hierarchs, clergy, dignitaries, school children in costume, choir members and Greek Folk dance groups will form a procession from St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral to Spring Bayou for the cross dive.

Dove Release and Dive for the Cross: 1 p.m. at Spring Bayou. The Dove Bearer will release a dove that symbolizes the Holy Spirit. The Archbishop will then cast a white cross in the water. 43 young men waiting in dinghies on Spring Bayou will dive for the cross. The diver who retrieves the cross will kneel before the Archbishop for a blessing.

Epiphany Glendi Festival: The Glendi Festival will be held at the Spanos-Pappas Community Center located at 348 Pinellas Ave. following the Dive for the Cross. The free festival includes food, drink, live music and traditional Greek dancing. The Archbishop will honor the Epiphany divers and cross victor who will also attend.

Related:

Sign up for free breaking news and headline email alerts


  • 8 On Your SideMore>>

  • Lakeland neighborhood has continuing water problems, asks 8OYS for help

    Lakeland neighborhood has continuing water problems, asks 8OYS for help

    Friday, August 29 2014 2:09 PM EDT2014-08-29 18:09:28 GMT
    Some Lakeland residents are tired of wondering whether they'll have water at home. Over the past month, they tell 8 On Your Side that they've lost water with no warning at least five times. And what's worse, the water stays off for up to eight hours at a time
    Some Lakeland residents are tired of wondering whether they'll have water at home. Over the past month, they tell 8 On Your Side that they've lost water with no warning at least five times. And what's worse, the water stays off for up to eight hours at a time
  • Abercrombie dropping logo to boost brand

    Abercrombie dropping logo to boost brand

    Friday, August 29 2014 7:15 AM EDT2014-08-29 11:15:46 GMT
    The Abercrombie & Fitch logo has lost the power it once wielded, so the struggling teen retailer plans to strip off the once-prized logo from its clothing. Shares tumbled Thursday after it reported weak sales as more teens shop elsewhere. 
    The Abercrombie & Fitch logo has lost the power it once wielded, so the struggling teen retailer plans to strip off the once-prized logo from its clothing. Shares tumbled Thursday after it reported weak sales as more teens shop elsewhere. 
  • FBI investigating reports of attacks on US banks

    FBI investigating reports of attacks on US banks

    Thursday, August 28 2014 5:14 AM EDT2014-08-28 09:14:01 GMT
    The FBI said Wednesday it's working with the Secret Service to determine the scope of recently reported cyberattacks against several U.S. financial institutions.
    The FBI said Wednesday it's working with the Secret Service to determine the scope of recently reported cyberattacks against several U.S. financial institutions.
  • Sign up for WFLA News Channel 8 Email Alerts

    * denotes required fields






    Thank you for signing up! You will receive a confirmation email shortly.
Powered by WorldNow

200 South Parker Street, Tampa, FL 33606

Telephone: 813.228.8888
Fax: 813.225.2770
Email: news@wfla.com

Can’t find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.