DIVER ACCEPTANCE REQUIREMENTS:
A letter signed by the Parish Priest, stating that diver and parents are members in good standing is required of all divers.
Copy of Birth and Baptismal Certificates (or official transcripts) must be provided.
Application MUST be returned with properly signed copies of:
Epiphany Diver Application
This application MUST be returned to the St. Nicholas Cathedral office no later than, December 10, 2021 at 4:00pm. There will be no exceptions for any reason – hardship or otherwise.
Application must include both diver and parent(s)/guardian(s) signatures.
Diver must be an active participant of their respective parish.
All divers and/or their families are to be active STEWARDS – along with being frequent and active communicants of their parishes.
All divers must attend the Divine Liturgy of Epiphany on January 6th. Reserved seating will be available for all Divers on the Solea on Epiphany morning. All divers should prepare for and receive the Eucharist at their home parish the Sunday before Epiphany.
Divers must participate in the Holy Procession from the Cathedral to Spring Bayou and return to the Cathedral, following the Cross-Diving Ceremony.
Divers must participate in the traditional singing of “In Jordan” with the Cross retriever. (Hymn will be distributed at the Divers Orientation)
All Divers are required to assist in the pick-up on December 31, 2021 and return delivery of Epiphany dinghies on January 8th.
All Divers must establish a “Buddy System” with one or more other divers before the diving ceremony.
All Divers must wear bathing suit provided by Saint Nicholas
Divers are asked to participate at the Blessing of the Fleet at the Sponge Docks on January 5th.
DIVER RESPONSIBILITIES OF CONDUCT:
All must exercise Orthodox Christian principle of fair play at all times. There will be zero tolerance for profanity and/or “trash talking”.
Must assist the Epiphany Glendi Committee in setting up for the Glendi.
All must wear the official Epiphany Divers T-Shirt provided for them during all events of January 6th.
All must abide by all Divers’ Rules and oral instructions given by Epiphany Events Chairman and Directors.
All must be courteous and articulate when addressing observers and members of the news media, during picture taking and interviews.
All divers are required to assist in the pick-up and delivery of the Epiphany dinghies.
DIVER MANDATORY ORIENTATION:
Epiphany Cross divers must attend a mandatory Orientation meeting that will take place in the St. Nicholas Cathedral on Saturday, December 18th, 2021 at 12:00 pm
Please note that if there are any special circumstances that hinder your participation in this event and you would like special consideration, please submit your request, in writing, to the Epiphany Review Committee, as soon as you receive this packet. This request can be mailed to:
St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral
ATTN: Epiphany Review Committee
17 East Tarpon Ave., Tarpon Springs, Fl. 34689
You may also deliver written concerns in person to the above address on weekdays between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 pm. We look forward to your participation.
The 2022 Epiphany Committee