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Joliet church hosted 'Dive for the Cross' event

All Saints Greek Orthodox Church in Joliet held its annual "Dive for the Cross" event on Jan. 5 at the Galowich YMCA in Joliet.
All Saints Greek Orthodox Church in Joliet held its annual "Dive for the Cross" event on Jan. 5 at the Galowich YMCA in Joliet.

All Saints Greek Orthodox Church in Joliet held its annual "Dive for the Cross" event on Jan. 5 at the Galowich YMCA in Joliet.

According to the Greek Orthodox Christian Society website at lychnos.org, many countries celebrate Theophany (also known as Epiphany, both of which mean "manifestation") by blessing waters and immersing a cross in whatever water is easily accessible to the local church.

Some churches also toss the cross into a body of water for someone (or many someones) to retrieve.

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