Bryce is the Assistant to the Metropolitan at the Greek Orthodox of American, Metropolis of Detroit. A graduate of Hellenic College Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology in Brookline, Massachusetts.
The Feast of Epiphany is one of the 12 major feast days of the Orthodox calendar. It is often celebrated around the world with the blessing of rivers or lakes and young men dive to retrieve the cross which was used to bless the waters for an extra blessing. Here in the US, the most famous cross dive takes place in Tarpon Springs, Florida, expecting over 50 divers and thousands of guests. With us today is Fr. James Rousakis, Dean of Saint Nicholas Cathedral, to tell us more about this 113 year tradition. Visit the Saint Nicholas Cathedral website for more information.
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