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Theophany 2024

Σήμερον ὁ ἄδυτος ἥλιος ἀνέτειλε, καὶ ὁ κόσμος τῷ φωτὶ Κυρίου καταυγάζεται.

Today the Sun, which knows no setting, has arisen, and the world is illuminated with the light of the Lord.

All the lamps were lit over the reliquary of Saint Catherine.

A polycandelon holding many oil lamps.

A candelabra towards the back of the nave.

A special fountain in the narthex is used for the Great Blessing of Holy Water on the feast of Theophany. It is adorned with palm fronds, olive branches, and small citrus fruits.

The fountain is surmounted by an oil lamp resting on a silver dove. From the beak of the dove behind, drops of water fall into the first basin.

There are a series of basins, each one larger than the one above, and the water drips from one basin to another.

The water drips from the beaks of silver doves.

An inscription above the last basin gives the date 1783.

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