Sunday, January 06, 2008

Epiphany

Epiphany is one of the greatest Christian feasts. The day marks the baptism of Jesus Christ in the Jordan River by St. John the Baptist.
Today the Bulgarian Orthodox church consecrates troops and their flags. Traditionally, on this day a cross is consecrated and thrown into a river or artificial lake. The one who manages to take the cross out of the water will have a healthy and successful year. http://www.novinite.com/view_news.php?id=89094
part of the ceremony
(behind our ex-king and ex-premier Simeon II von Sachsen-Cogurg-Gotha)

5 comments:

Bulgariana said...

Antonia, i just love your Blog :-)
Слагам те като линк, за да видят и другите колко е красив родният ми град!

TeamSplashi said...

Happy holidays from Rose City.
Cheers

Jana said...

Wonderful photo!

J.C. said...

Interesting to learn about Epiphany from your blog! I enjoy your explanations on the various photos as they help me to gain more knowledge about your city! Keep up the good job!

lachezar said...

Absolutely great shot! All the different expressions on the faces!
And Simeon behind... Fantastic!

Cheers!