111th Annual Epiphany in Tarpon Springs

Added on by Loren Elliott.

Epiphany, the annual celebration of the baptism of Jesus Christ by St. John the Baptist in the River Jordan, takes place at Spring Bayou in Tarpon Springs and other locations around the world. In Tarpon Springs, Archbishop Demetrios tosses a holy cross into the water. Dozens of boys dive in, hoping to be the lucky one to surface with the cross. This year Joseph Cooley, 18, of Tarpon Springs, was that lucky diver.