The 2019 Epiphany cross can be seeing during the service in the 113th annual Epiphany celebration at Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral during the 113th annual Epiphany celebration in Tarpon Springs on Sunday, January 6, 2019. The celebration is the largest of its kind outside of Greece. BRONTE WITTPENN | Times
The 2019 Epiphany cross can be seeing during the service in the 113th annual Epiphany celebration at Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral during the 113th annual Epiphany celebration in Tarpon Springs on Sunday, January 6, 2019. The celebration is the largest of its kind outside of Greece. BRONTE WITTPENN | Times
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Maria Zaronias, 9, looks toward the windows of Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral during the 113th annual Epiphany celebration in Tarpon Springs on Sunday, January 6, 2019. The celebration is the largest of its kind outside of Greece. BRONTE WITTPENN | Times
Maria Zaronias, 9, looks toward the windows of Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral during the 113th annual Epiphany celebration in Tarpon Springs on Sunday, January 6, 2019. The celebration is the largest of its kind outside of Greece. BRONTE WITTPENN | Times
Aikaterini Platsis, 11 months, is carried into he Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church during Epiphany at Spring Bayou in Tarpon Springs, Florida on Sunday, January 6, 2019. The celebration in Tarpon Springs is often called the largest Epiphany celebration in the Western Hemisphere. TAILYR IRVINE | Times
Aikaterini Platsis, 11 months, is carried into he Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church during Epiphany at Spring Bayou in Tarpon Springs, Florida on Sunday, January 6, 2019. The celebration in Tarpon Springs is often called the largest Epiphany celebration in the Western Hemisphere. TAILYR IRVINE | Times
Images of the Virgin Mother Mary and baby Jesus can be seen during the 113th annual Epiphany service at Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral during the 113th annual Epiphany celebration in Tarpon Springs on Sunday, January 6, 2019. The celebration is the largest of its kind outside of Greece. BRONTE WITTPENN | Times
Images of the Virgin Mother Mary and baby Jesus can be seen during the 113th annual Epiphany service at Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral during the 113th annual Epiphany celebration in Tarpon Springs on Sunday, January 6, 2019. The celebration is the largest of its kind outside of Greece. BRONTE WITTPENN | Times
His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios Geron of America addresses the congregation in the Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral during the 113th annual Epiphany celebration in Tarpon Springs on Sunday, January 6, 2019. The celebration is the largest of its kind outside of Greece. BRONTE WITTPENN | Times
His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios Geron of America addresses the congregation in the Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral during the 113th annual Epiphany celebration in Tarpon Springs on Sunday, January 6, 2019. The celebration is the largest of its kind outside of Greece. BRONTE WITTPENN | Times
Girls dressed in white make their way down the procession during Epiphany at Spring Bayou in Tarpon Springs, Florida on Sunday, January 6, 2019. The celebration in Tarpon Springs is often called the largest Epiphany celebration in the Western Hemisphere. TAILYR IRVINE | Times
Girls dressed in white make their way down the procession during Epiphany at Spring Bayou in Tarpon Springs, Florida on Sunday, January 6, 2019. The celebration in Tarpon Springs is often called the largest Epiphany celebration in the Western Hemisphere. TAILYR IRVINE | Times
His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios Geron of America blesses the cross divers during Epiphany at Spring Bayou in Tarpon Springs, Florida on Sunday, January 6, 2019. The celebration in Tarpon Springs is often called the largest Epiphany celebration in the Western Hemisphere. TAILYR IRVINE | Times
His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios Geron of America blesses the cross divers during Epiphany at Spring Bayou in Tarpon Springs, Florida on Sunday, January 6, 2019. The celebration in Tarpon Springs is often called the largest Epiphany celebration in the Western Hemisphere. TAILYR IRVINE | Times
Dove bearer Stella Bilirakis, 15, calms the dove during Epiphany at Spring Bayou in Tarpon Springs, Florida on Sunday, January 6, 2019. The celebration in Tarpon Springs is often called the largest Epiphany celebration in the Western Hemisphere. TAILYR IRVINE | Times
Dove bearer Stella Bilirakis, 15, calms the dove during Epiphany at Spring Bayou in Tarpon Springs, Florida on Sunday, January 6, 2019. The celebration in Tarpon Springs is often called the largest Epiphany celebration in the Western Hemisphere. TAILYR IRVINE | Times
Dove bearer Stella Bilirakis, 15, releases the dove during Epiphany at Spring Bayou in Tarpon Springs, Florida on Sunday, January 6, 2019. The celebration in Tarpon Springs is often called the largest Epiphany celebration in the Western Hemisphere. TAILYR IRVINE | Times
Dove bearer Stella Bilirakis, 15, releases the dove during Epiphany at Spring Bayou in Tarpon Springs, Florida on Sunday, January 6, 2019. The celebration in Tarpon Springs is often called the largest Epiphany celebration in the Western Hemisphere. TAILYR IRVINE | Times
Cross divers sprint toward the Spring Bayou during the Dive for the Cross ceremony in the 113th annual Epiphany celebration in Tarpon Springs on Sunday, January 6, 2019. The celebration is the largest of its kind outside of Greece. BRONTE WITTPENN | Times
Cross divers sprint toward the Spring Bayou during the Dive for the Cross ceremony in the 113th annual Epiphany celebration in Tarpon Springs on Sunday, January 6, 2019. The celebration is the largest of its kind outside of Greece. BRONTE WITTPENN | Times


Cross divers jump into the water as the cross is thrown during Epiphany at Spring Bayou in Tarpon Springs, Florida on Sunday, January 6, 2019. The celebration in Tarpon Springs is often called the largest Epiphany celebration in the Western Hemisphere. TAILYR IRVINE | Times
Cross divers jump into the water as the cross is thrown during Epiphany at Spring Bayou in Tarpon Springs, Florida on Sunday, January 6, 2019. The celebration in Tarpon Springs is often called the largest Epiphany celebration in the Western Hemisphere. TAILYR IRVINE | Times


Cross divers jump into the water during Epiphany at Spring Bayou in Tarpon Springs, Florida on Sunday, January 6, 2019. The celebration in Tarpon Springs is often called the largest Epiphany celebration in the Western Hemisphere. TAILYR IRVINE | Times
Cross divers jump into the water during Epiphany at Spring Bayou in Tarpon Springs, Florida on Sunday, January 6, 2019. The celebration in Tarpon Springs is often called the largest Epiphany celebration in the Western Hemisphere. TAILYR IRVINE | Times
Cross divers leap from a dinghy during the 113th annual Epiphany celebration on Sunday at Spring Bayou in Tarpon Springs. DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD | Times
Cross divers leap from a dinghy during the 113th annual Epiphany celebration on Sunday at Spring Bayou in Tarpon Springs. DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD | Times
Cross divers swim toward the cross in the Spring Bayou during Dive for the Cross ceremony in the 113th annual Epiphany celebration in Tarpon Springs on Sunday, January 6, 2019. The celebration is the largest of its kind outside of Greece. BRONTE WITTPENN | Times
Cross divers swim toward the cross in the Spring Bayou during Dive for the Cross ceremony in the 113th annual Epiphany celebration in Tarpon Springs on Sunday, January 6, 2019. The celebration is the largest of its kind outside of Greece. BRONTE WITTPENN | Times
lias Skandaliaris, 17, of Tarpon Springs, retrieves the cross during the 113th annual Epiphany celebration on Sunday (1/6/19) at Spring Bayou in Tarpon Springs. LUIS SANTANA | Times
lias Skandaliaris, 17, of Tarpon Springs, retrieves the cross during the 113th annual Epiphany celebration on Sunday (1/6/19) at Spring Bayou in Tarpon Springs. LUIS SANTANA | Times
Ilias Skandaliaris, 17, of Tarpon Springs, retrieves the cross during the 113th annual Epiphany celebration on Sunday (1/6/19) at Spring Bayou in Tarpon Springs. DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD | Times
Ilias Skandaliaris, 17, of Tarpon Springs, retrieves the cross during the 113th annual Epiphany celebration on Sunday (1/6/19) at Spring Bayou in Tarpon Springs. DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD | Times


Ilias Skandaliaris, 17, of Tarpon Springs, raises the cross in the air during Epiphany at Spring Bayou in Tarpon Springs, Florida on Sunday, January 6, 2019. The celebration in Tarpon Springs is often called the largest Epiphany celebration in the Western Hemisphere. TAILYR IRVINE | Times
Ilias Skandaliaris, 17, of Tarpon Springs, raises the cross in the air during Epiphany at Spring Bayou in Tarpon Springs, Florida on Sunday, January 6, 2019. The celebration in Tarpon Springs is often called the largest Epiphany celebration in the Western Hemisphere. TAILYR IRVINE | Times
Ilias Skandaliaris, 17, of Tarpon Springs, retrieves the cross during the 113th annual Epiphany celebration on Sunday at Spring Bayou in Tarpon Springs. DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD | Times
Ilias Skandaliaris, 17, of Tarpon Springs, retrieves the cross during the 113th annual Epiphany celebration on Sunday at Spring Bayou in Tarpon Springs. DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD | Times
Ilias Skandaliaris, 17, celebrates as he lifts the cross in the air after winning the Dive for the Cross ceremony in the Spring Bayou during the 113th annual Ephiphant celebration in Tarpon Springs on Sunday, January 6, 2019. The celebration is the largest of its kind outside of Greece. BRONTE WITTPENN | Times
Ilias Skandaliaris, 17, celebrates as he lifts the cross in the air after winning the Dive for the Cross ceremony in the Spring Bayou during the 113th annual Ephiphant celebration in Tarpon Springs on Sunday, January 6, 2019. The celebration is the largest of its kind outside of Greece. BRONTE WITTPENN | Times
Ilias Skandaliaris, 17, of Tarpon Springs, is hugged after retrieving the cross during Epiphany at Spring Bayou in Tarpon Springs, Florida on Sunday, January 6, 2019. The celebration in Tarpon Springs is often called the largest Epiphany celebration in the Western Hemisphere. TAILYR IRVINE | Times
Ilias Skandaliaris, 17, of Tarpon Springs, is hugged after retrieving the cross during Epiphany at Spring Bayou in Tarpon Springs, Florida on Sunday, January 6, 2019. The celebration in Tarpon Springs is often called the largest Epiphany celebration in the Western Hemisphere. TAILYR IRVINE | Times
His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios Geron of America rests his hand on Ilias Skandaliaris, 17, of Tarpon Springs after he found the cross during Epiphany at Spring Bayou in Tarpon Springs, Florida on Sunday, January 6, 2019. The celebration in Tarpon Springs is often called the largest Epiphany celebration in the Western Hemisphere. TAILYR IRVINE | Times
His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios Geron of America rests his hand on Ilias Skandaliaris, 17, of Tarpon Springs after he found the cross during Epiphany at Spring Bayou in Tarpon Springs, Florida on Sunday, January 6, 2019. The celebration in Tarpon Springs is often called the largest Epiphany celebration in the Western Hemisphere. TAILYR IRVINE | Times
Cross diving winner Ilias Skandaliaris, 17, holds up the cross and trophy inside Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral alongside other divers after winning the Dive for the Cross ceremony in the 113th annual Epiphany celebration in Tarpon Springs on Sunday, January 6, 2019. The celebration is the largest of its kind outside of Greece. BRONTE WITTPENN | Times
Cross diving winner Ilias Skandaliaris, 17, holds up the cross and trophy inside Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral alongside other divers after winning the Dive for the Cross ceremony in the 113th annual Epiphany celebration in Tarpon Springs on Sunday, January 6, 2019. The celebration is the largest of its kind outside of Greece. BRONTE WITTPENN | Times
Ilias Skandaliaris, 17, of Tarpon Springs, reaches into the crowd as he is carried by fellow cross divers to the Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church during Epiphany at Spring Bayou in Tarpon Springs, Florida on Sunday, January 6, 2019. The celebration in Tarpon Springs is often called the largest Epiphany celebration in the Western Hemisphere. TAILYR IRVINE | Times
Ilias Skandaliaris, 17, of Tarpon Springs, reaches into the crowd as he is carried by fellow cross divers to the Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church during Epiphany at Spring Bayou in Tarpon Springs, Florida on Sunday, January 6, 2019. The celebration in Tarpon Springs is often called the largest Epiphany celebration in the Western Hemisphere. TAILYR IRVINE | Times


A bird sits on the cross diver statue outside the Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church during Epiphany at Spring Bayou in Tarpon Springs, Florida on Sunday, January 6, 2019. The celebration in Tarpon Springs is often called the largest Epiphany celebration in the Western Hemisphere. TAILYR IRVINE | Times
A bird sits on the cross diver statue outside the Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church during Epiphany at Spring Bayou in Tarpon Springs, Florida on Sunday, January 6, 2019. The celebration in Tarpon Springs is often called the largest Epiphany celebration in the Western Hemisphere. TAILYR IRVINE | Times