On January 6th every year, we celebrate the great Christian celebration of the Baptism of Jesus Christ on the Jordan River, by St. John the Baptist. It is the third and final holiday of the Twelve Days period (Christmas holidays).
In Nafplio, on Thursday, January 6th 2022, the shops and houses of the city will also be flagged (rising the Hellenic National Flag) and under the tunes and melodies of the Philharmonic Orchestra, there will be:
At 10:00 - The Grand Blessing: it will be held at the Nafplio Cathedral of Agios Georgios, by His Grace the Archbishop of Argolis Mr. Nektarios, along with the Holy Clergy.
At 11:00 - The Immersion of the Holy Cross (blessing of waters): will take place in the coastal area (ex parking spot) called "P", in the port of Nafplio.
The procession -following this year all the Covid-19 restrictions as announced- will start from the Cathedral of Agios Georgios, will pass through the streets Plapouta, Angelou Terzaki, Vasileos Konstantinou, through the Syntagma Square, then the Ethnikis Antistaseos str., and after the ceremony of the Immersion, the procession will head towards the Holy Temple of Panagia.
The Divine Liturgy of the First Blessing was performed on the eve of the Epiphany in the Holy Trinity Church in Pronoia district of Nafplio, on Wednesday, January 5th 2022.
Did you know that?
The name "Epiphany" is derived from the revelation (manifestation) of the three Faces of the Holy Trinity, that took place in accordance with three relevant evangelical cuts.
This is the only and unique time that the Holy, One substanced and indivisible Trinity has actually appeared on Earth, as the complete "mystery" of God.
In the Gospel, Jesus' Baptism took place at the beginning of the 30th year of His age.
The Epiphany's Eve is the most important day, for the preparation of the believer to celebrate the Epiphany of the Lord, since strict fasting is followed in everything, except Saturday and Sunday.
In the past, popular belief connected the blessing of houses with the disappearance of goblins, who were imagined to run away in terror with the arrival of the priest.