Baptism Day (Epiphany) of Jesus, which is one of the most important feasts in Christianity was celebrated with a beautiful liturgy in Mersin Greek Orthodox Church on January 6th.
The members of the Christian community welcomed this feat in their homes with burning candles and incenses as much as the number of family members, on Friday evening in accordance with a tradition that has continued for centuries.
After the liturgy held in the Church, the water was blessed with a crucifix. The blessed water was distributed to those who attended the mass. The parish priest İspir Teymur in his sermon said: “The Almighty God appeared in the Jordan River today, in order make us imitate him and do what Jesus did.”
After the ceremony, the celebrations was concluded in the church hall.