Diving for the Epiphany Cross

 

Diving for the Epiphany Cross in BelgradeToday, 19 January, Christian believers will celebrate Epiphany, known in Serbian as Bogojavljenje (Revelation of God). The tradition of diving for the Epiphany Cross will be organised in four Belgrade’s municipalities: Stari Grad, Čukarica, Zemun and Surčin.

Diving for the Epiphany Cross in the municipality of Čukarica will start with a procession from the church of St George in Banovo Brdo and the diving competition will be held at 12 noon on Ada Ciganlija.

In addition to the swimming competition, the ceremony in Zemun also includes the unveiling of a monument to the “Epiphany swimmer” at midday.

In Surčin, the city’s youngest municipality, the celebration of this Christian feast day will take place at midday at the St Sava temple in Bečmen, and swimming starts at Bečmen Lake.

The Royal Order of Knights organises diving for the Epiphany Cross at Kula Nebojša on the Danube. This programme will start with a liturgy at the Ružica Church at 9:30 am. The Cultural and artistic programme will be organised at 11.30 am when an envoy of Patriarch Irinej will give the signal for the start of the contest.

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