OrthodoxChristianity.net
October 25, 2014, 06:21:57 PM *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
News: Reminder: No political discussions in the public fora.  If you do not have access to the private Politics Forum, please send a PM to Fr. George.
 
   Home   Help Calendar Contact Treasury Tags Login Register  
Pages: 1   Go Down
  Print  
Author Topic: More blessed than ever: extra crosses feature in Epiphany dive in Florida  (Read 614 times) Average Rating: 0
0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.
biro
Excelsior
Site Supporter
Warned
Toumarches
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 14,080


Και κλήρονομον δείξον με, ζωής της αιωνίου

fleem
WWW
« on: January 06, 2012, 07:47:02 PM »

It was another joyous Epiphany in Tarpon Springs, Florida. This morning, large crowds attended the annual cross dive at the Spring Bayou. They also got to see something especially rare: more than one cross had to be used.

From the article:
Quote
Officials announced Thursday afternoon that three young men actually received blessings, because the second cross thrown apparently came out of the water in the hands of two retrievers.

After none of the 61 young men in the water were able to initially find the first cross thrown by Archbishop Demetrios Trakatellis, leader of the Greek Orthodox Church in America, he threw a second cross.

The young men were searching for roughly seven minutes before the archbishop tossed the second cross into the water.
Logged

Charlie Rose: If you could change one thing about the world, what would it be?

Fran Lebowitz: Everything. There is not one thing with which I am satisfied.

http://spcasuncoast.org/
dcommini
Tha mi sgulan na Trianaid
OC.net guru
*******
Offline Offline

Faith: Orthodox
Jurisdiction: Antiochian
Posts: 1,207


Beannachd Dia dhuit

dcommini
WWW
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2012, 09:11:05 PM »

It was another joyous Epiphany in Tarpon Springs, Florida. This morning, large crowds attended the annual cross dive at the Spring Bayou. They also got to see something especially rare: more than one cross had to be used.

From the article:
Quote
Officials announced Thursday afternoon that three young men actually received blessings, because the second cross thrown apparently came out of the water in the hands of two retrievers.

After none of the 61 young men in the water were able to initially find the first cross thrown by Archbishop Demetrios Trakatellis, leader of the Greek Orthodox Church in America, he threw a second cross.

The young men were searching for roughly seven minutes before the archbishop tossed the second cross into the water.

61 young men, eh? Wow, we only had two, myself included... the other guy (a kid) got the cross which was attached to a string since last year it almost got lost in the river. And no, I was not about to shove the kid out of the way just to get a blessing.
Logged

Gun cuireadh do chupa thairis le slàinte agus sona - May your cup overflow with health and happiness
Check out my blog...
serb1389
Lord, remember me when you come into your Kingdom!
Global Moderator
Merarches
******
Offline Offline

Faith: Eastern Orthodox
Jurisdiction: Greek Orthodox Metropolis of San Francisco
Posts: 8,404


Michał Kalina's biggest fan

FrNPantic
WWW
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2012, 04:37:45 PM »

^ pansy. 
Logged

I got nothing.
I forgot the maps
March 27th and May 30th 2010 were my Ordination dates, please forgive everything before that
Schultz
Christian. Guitarist. Zymurgist. Librarian.
Taxiarches
**********
Offline Offline

Faith: Orthodox Christian
Jurisdiction: OCA
Posts: 6,481


Scion of the McKeesport Becks.


WWW
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2012, 04:52:10 PM »

It was another joyous Epiphany in Tarpon Springs, Florida. This morning, large crowds attended the annual cross dive at the Spring Bayou. They also got to see something especially rare: more than one cross had to be used.

From the article:
Quote
Officials announced Thursday afternoon that three young men actually received blessings, because the second cross thrown apparently came out of the water in the hands of two retrievers.

After none of the 61 young men in the water were able to initially find the first cross thrown by Archbishop Demetrios Trakatellis, leader of the Greek Orthodox Church in America, he threw a second cross.

The young men were searching for roughly seven minutes before the archbishop tossed the second cross into the water.

61 young men, eh? Wow, we only had two, myself included... the other guy (a kid) got the cross which was attached to a string since last year it almost got lost in the river. And no, I was not about to shove the kid out of the way just to get a blessing.

Oh come now.  George Costanza turns his nose up at you
« Last Edit: January 07, 2012, 04:52:50 PM by Schultz » Logged

"Hearing a nun's confession is like being stoned to death with popcorn." --Abp. Fulton Sheen
biro
Excelsior
Site Supporter
Warned
Toumarches
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 14,080


Και κλήρονομον δείξον με, ζωής της αιωνίου

fleem
WWW
« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2012, 12:53:54 PM »

Update: a fourth swimmer was named blessed for the year.  angel
Logged

Charlie Rose: If you could change one thing about the world, what would it be?

Fran Lebowitz: Everything. There is not one thing with which I am satisfied.

http://spcasuncoast.org/
biro
Excelsior
Site Supporter
Warned
Toumarches
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 14,080


Και κλήρονομον δείξον με, ζωής της αιωνίου

fleem
WWW
« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2012, 03:33:29 PM »

And even more news: photos from the event are up at goarch.org.  angel
Logged

Charlie Rose: If you could change one thing about the world, what would it be?

Fran Lebowitz: Everything. There is not one thing with which I am satisfied.

http://spcasuncoast.org/
LizaSymonenko
Слава Ісусу Христу!!! Glory to Jesus Christ!!!
Global Moderator
Toumarches
******
Offline Offline

Faith: God's Holy Catholic and Apostolic Orthodox Church
Jurisdiction: Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the U.S.A.
Posts: 13,225



WWW
« Reply #6 on: January 10, 2012, 03:41:07 PM »


Why is it only guys who jump in the water to retrieve the Cross?

Is it forbidden to girls, or are they just to smart to do it?  angel
Logged

Conquer evil men by your gentle kindness, and make zealous men wonder at your goodness. Put the lover of legality to shame by your compassion. With the afflicted be afflicted in mind. Love all men, but keep distant from all men.
—St. Isaac of Syria
HandmaidenofGod
Archon
********
Offline Offline

Faith: Eastern Orthodox
Jurisdiction: Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA (Ecumenical Patriarch)
Posts: 3,397


O Holy St. Demetrius pray to God for us!


« Reply #7 on: January 10, 2012, 03:43:41 PM »


Why is it only guys who jump in the water to retrieve the Cross?

Is it forbidden to girls, or are they just to smart to do it?  angel

They probably don't want women in bikinis hanging out on the pier.
Logged

"For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope." Jer 29:11
Tzimis
Site Supporter
Archon
*****
Offline Offline

Faith: Greek Orthodox
Jurisdiction: GOA
Posts: 2,374



« Reply #8 on: January 10, 2012, 03:47:12 PM »


Why is it only guys who jump in the water to retrieve the Cross?

Is it forbidden to girls, or are they just to smart to do it?  angel


I was going to have my daughter do it last year but the water in the northeast is to frigid.
Logged

Excellence of character, then, is a state concerned with choice, lying in a mean relative to us, this being determined by reason and in the way in which the man of practical wisdom would determine it. Now it is a mean between two vices, that which depends on excess and that which depends on defect.
biro
Excelsior
Site Supporter
Warned
Toumarches
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 14,080


Και κλήρονομον δείξον με, ζωής της αιωνίου

fleem
WWW
« Reply #9 on: January 10, 2012, 03:55:20 PM »


Why is it only guys who jump in the water to retrieve the Cross?

Is it forbidden to girls, or are they just to smart to do it?  angel

I've heard they allow girls to be swimmers in some places. It depends on the church.

A notable fact is that at St. Nicholas, where the pictures were taken, only a girl is allowed to be the releaser of the dove- a bird is set free to remind us of the Holy Spirit at the Baptism of the Lord.  angel So, the young women do have a role at the event.
Logged

Charlie Rose: If you could change one thing about the world, what would it be?

Fran Lebowitz: Everything. There is not one thing with which I am satisfied.

http://spcasuncoast.org/
Tags: Florida  Tarpon Springs  Epiphany  St. Nicholas Cathedral 
Pages: 1   Go Up
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.18 | SMF © 2013, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!
Page created in 0.082 seconds with 37 queries.