Epiphany is celebrated with ceremonies all over Cyprus, especially in the coastal areas.
The focal point of the celebrations this year is Paphos, where in the morning a Mass took place at the Holy Church of Agioi Anargyroi. Archbishop Georgios of Cyprus presided at the Mass which was also attended by Acting President of the Republic, House Speaker, Anita Demetriou.
This was followed by the ceremony of the sanctification of the waters and the immersion of the Holy Cross in the harbor of Kato Paphos.
Dozens of people went into the water in Limassol
Limassol celebrated Epiphany Day with great pomp today, with the mass and the immersion of the Holy Cross in the sea area of the old port of the city.
Due to the good weather dozens of citizens dived into the sea to catch the Cross and receive the blessing of the Bishop of Limassol.
The sanctification of the waters took place at the dock of the Larnaca Marina. This was preceded by the Epiphany service, which was celebrated in the morning at the Church of St Lazarus in Larnaca, presided over by Bishop Nektarios of Kition.