SOFIA, Bulgaria | The Latest: Orthodox men dive for cross in Istanbul’s waters

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SOFIA, Bulgaria — Jan 06, 2019—The Latest on celebrations of Epiphany (all times local):

1:10 p.m.
Dozens of Orthodox men dove into Istanbul’s cold waters to retrieve a cross to mark the baptism of Jesus Christ.

On Sunday, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I led worshippers in the Epiphany, throwing a blessed wooden cross into the Golden Horn inlet.

Michalis Voznakidis from Greece took the cross and the men kissed it before coming ashore.

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