The Orthodox community of Hong Kong celebrated Epiphany, an important religious celebration for all Greeks and Orthodox Christians.
Orthodox Christians gathered together at a small port to watch Metropolitan Nikitas toss the cross into the sea. After the cross ceremony the Holy Liturgy followed at the Saint Loukas Orthodox church.
The day on which Jesus was baptized symbolizes the regeneration of man and that is why Epiphany used to be celebrated, until the mid-4th century, as New Year’s Day. Epiphany, or Fota as this celebration is otherwise called in Greece, is associated with the removal of evil spirits, human fertility and land fertility.