Black and white photograph from Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church during an Agiasmos.
There are three kinds of Blessing of Waters ceremonies carried out by a Greek Orthodox priest. The first is the blessing of waters at baptism.
Next comes the greater blessing of waters known as Megas Agiasmos which is conducted at the Feast of the Theophany known as Epiphany.
And next is the Lesser Blessing of Waters known as Mikros Agiasmos which is performed throughout the year by the Greek Orthodox priest in a Church, at homes, schools, businesses, tavernas, restaurants or even in olive groves or to bless fishing boats.
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Photograph, National Hellenic Museum, https://collections.nationalhellenicmuseum.org/Detail/objects/3653. Accessed 12/08/21.