The Greek Orthodox Christian community in Istanbul led by Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew celebrated Epiphany on Jan. 6, amid COVID-19 measures.
The Epiphany day marks the beginning of Orthodox Christmas celebrations. It is one of Orthodox Church’s most important feasts, commemorating Jesus’ baptism.
A small number of people attended the ceremony held at Hagia Yorgi Church adjacent to the Patriarchate’s garden, amid social distancing measures.
The ceremony was followed by a cross-throwing ceremony in the Golden Horn.