Events for Epiphany 2013 in Tarpon Springs

Diving for the cross is not the only event planned during this weekend's Epiphany celebration in Tarpon Springs.

Although folks travel from all over the world to witness the diving for the cross at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox's Theophany Epiphany in Tarpon Springs each year, a slew of events are scheduled to take place over the weekend.

1) blessing of the fleet will take place on the Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks; noon, Saturday, Jan. 5

2) The Epiphany Celebration Dance at the Spanos-Pappas Community Center; 7 p.m. Tickets are limited and run at $25 for adults and $10 for kids (12 and under). Enjoy live music from Zivaeri and Ziyia. Proceeds benefit the St. Nicholas Cathedral, Saturday, Jan. 5

3) The Orthos and Divine Liturgy at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral; 8 a.m.

4) Blessing of the Waters by the Archbishop Demetrios of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America and Metropolitan Alexios of Atlanta; around 11:30 a.m., inside St. Nicholas Cathedral.

5) A procession from St. Nicholas Cathedral to Springs Bayou commences; between noon and 12:30 p.m. The dove bearer will release a white dove symbolizing the Holy Spirit, and then a cross is thrown into Springs Bayou where Greek Orthodox male youths dive after it.

6) Epiphany Glendi, which means "Festival," at Craig Park; 12:30 to 6 p.m. Enjoy authentic Greek food, live music from Ellada, and dancing for free. 

Event Parking

Public parking lots are at:

  • Lemon Street and Safford Avenue 
  • Safford Avenue and Orange Street

Street parking is permitted as marked.


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