PARALIMNI: They dived for the Holy Cross in Agia Triada (PICTURES)

The feast of the Holy Spirit was celebrated again this year

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Observing once again the old customs of the region, the feast of the Holy Spirit was celebrated again this year, with due splendor, in the Metropolis of Constantia and Famagusta.

On the morning of Monday 24/06, the Solemn Divine Liturgy was celebrated in the homonymous chapel of the Holy Trinity in Paralimni, during which the Most Reverend Metropolitan of Constantia and Famagusta, Mr. Basilios, officiated. The Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist was celebrated by the archbishop of the Holy Metropolis, Archimandrite Augustinos Kkaras, flanked by Archim. Epiphany, Proth. Alexios, Primate Barnabas, Nikolaos and Andreas and the deacon Theophanis.

They were attended by the mayor of Lefkonikos Zina Lysandros Panagidis, the newly elected president of EOA Yiannis Karousos, Mayor of Paralimni-Derynia Giorgos Nikolettos, Deputy Mayor of Paralimni Kleanthis Koutsoftas and others.

Then they dived the holy Cross into the clear blue and calm waters of the city of Paralimni.

The protagonists of the day are the young children who dived to retrieve the Holy Cross.

Addressing the audience, Panierotatos spoke about the importance of the great feast of Pentecost and the Holy Spirit, focusing his speech on the theme of the feast of the "Cataclysm", as it prevailed to be called in the popular tradition of Cyprus.

The deepest meaning of all these divine events related to the salvation of man has a continuity from the beginning of the creation of the world to the second coming of Jesus.

He wished "the Holy Spirit to sanctify, guide and enlighten" each one individually but also the whole society so that we walk on the path of God having the certainty of His own help and presence.

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