A Greek Orthodox Community Celebration (weather permitting)
Come enjoy "LIVE" Greek music with the scenic SF backdrop.
Join the Greek community for an afternoon of celebration!
Orthodox Christians celebrate the Feast of the Epiphany or Theophany annually on January 6. This feast commemorates the baptism of Jesus Christ in the Jordan River by Saint John the Baptist whereby the Holy Trinity is made manifest and the precursor to Christ’s public ministry. Throughout the world Orthodox Clergy and people gather at a body of water such as a river, lake, or ocean to celebrate the Service of the “Blessing of the Waters” thereby imparting God’s sanctifying grace on all creation. It is traditional that a cross is thrown into the water where divers are at the ready to race and retrieve the cross. The one who retrieves the cross receives a special blessing. As we begin a New Year, please join us on this special occasion to pray for the wellbeing and safe-keeping of all humanity as well as the protection of the environment.
Each swimmer will receive a special blessing by the Greek clergy, a blessed cross, Greek flag swim shorts, and a commemorative SF Giants "ΓΙΓΑΝΤΕΣ" baseball cap. Jump in and take the plunge!
Enjoy a short video of last year's 2021 event. We look forward to seeing you on Feb 6, 2022 (weather permitting)
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