The Greek Orthodox celebration of the Baptism of Jesus Christ by Saint John the Baptist was held at the Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Tarpon Springs.
Observances began at 8 a.m. with Orthros followed by the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy at Saint Nicholas Church at 10 a.m.
Hierarchs, clergy, dignitaries and thousands of people formed a procession to Spring Bayou for the celebration. There, a young faithful released a dove symbolising the Holy Spirit that flew over the bayou.
This year, 57 young men dove into the water to catch the Holly Cross.