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Bishop Panteleimon of Thessaloniki casts a cross…

Bishop Panteleimon of Thessaloniki casts a cross into the northern city’s harbor during yesterday’s blessing of the waters held to commemorate the Christian feast of the Epiphany. Similar ceremonies were held all over Greece, with men diving into harbors, lakes rivers and swimming pools to retrieve the cross, which is believed to ensure good luck for the rest of the year.