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Theofania Celebration in Rye

Every year we love to go to Rye beach (Melbourne) for the Theofania (blessing of the Holy Waters) celebration.  There is a race to pluck the Holy Cross from the waters next to the pier.  As you can see from the video and images below, the day was lovely and ended with some traditional Greek dancing.  Opa!

I made this lovely video to remember the day:

I also took some pictures:

The boys waited patiently for the crowd to gather:

Father Eleftherios Tatsis arrives:

After the cross is caught, he thanks the crowd:

And now for the celebration... some lamb on the spit

Followed by lots of dancing:

Wow, that was a great day.  I hope we didn't get sunburnt though!

Read some more here from the local newspaper Neos Kosmos.
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Chris Pattas

Chris Pattas lives in beautiful Melbourne, Australia. He is happily married with two children. Chris is a successful business leader who enjoys helping organisations reach their full potential. Whether it is driving greater profit or sales, growing market share in competitive industries, inspiring executives to achieve great things, negotiating compelling business deals or working as a board member implementing exciting change programs, he knows how to get the most out of any organisation. Chris has worked in various product and service industries including: advertising, software, IT&T, travel & tourism, utilities and telecommunications. His interests and expertise include: leadership & strategy, sales & marketing, online & social media, science & technology, travel & tourism, photography and music.