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Bringing baptism home

Orthodox believers sanctify residences with holy water to celebrate Theophany

Posted: January 5, 2013 at 4:49 a.m.

Orthodox Christians celebrate Theophany in various ways around the world. Some release doves as a symbol of the Holy Spirit while others toss crosses into water in remembrance of Christ’s baptism. Young boys or men often dive into the water to retrieve the cross.

Orthodox Christians celebrate Theophany in various ways around the world. Some release doves as a symbol of the Holy Spirit while others toss crosses into water in remembrance of Christ’s baptism. Young boys or men often dive into the water to retrieve the cross.

January is a busy month for the Rev. Nicholas Verdaris. The priest at Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church in Little Rock has a flock of more than 200 parishioners and many are expecting home visits during the Epiphany season.

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Religion, Pages 12 on 01/05/2013

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