Each year the Greek orthodox celebration, commemorating the baptism of Jesus Christ and the manifestation of all three persons of the Trinitarian God of the bible are held in Tarpon Springs, FL. It is called Theophany or Epiphany and as the largest Greek community in North America, Tarpon Springs is a major hub for this celebration. For orthodox Greeks Throughout the world , this is a significant event both in it's religious and traditional implications. Yesterday was the 108th year this has been celebrated in Tarpon Springs.
So here are some observations of mine, I'll share them as captions where applicable to help keep this brief.
Saw this view as I walked up- children wrapped in tradition.
Tradition doesn't happen without care and intentionality...It's detailed work!
St. Nicholas Cathedral
Leadership & the faces of Wisdom
Starting the procession.
Things seemed to pop-up in threes for some reason...
Culturally relevant still
Taking a moment to consider, soaking it all in- shutting out the world.
Feeling blessed, open to blessing!
My favorite theme from the day. Following in footsteps. What a powerful message is sent when you see the older generation leading, teaching, being involved in generations behind them. Pretty & radical!