Metropolis of New Jersey Holds Annual Holy Cross Celebration

On Sunday, September 12, 2021 the Metropolis of New Jersey held its Annual Holy Cross Celebration in Asbury Park, New Jersey. The Blessing of the Waters and Diving for the Cross by the Youth was celebrated by His Grace, Bishop Apostolos of Medeia. Hundreds of faithful gathered on the beach of Asbury Park to witness over 60 youth from throughout the state of New Jersey dive into the ocean in an attempt to retrieve the Holy Cross. The Cross was retrieved by:

Jr. Girls - Caterina Carayannopoulos from Holy Trinity in Westfield, NJ
Jr. Boys - Petros Kiafoulis from St. George in Asbury Park, NJ
Sr. Girls - Christina Skoulariotis from St. Athanasios in Paramus, NJ
Sr. Boys - Niko Karavakas from St. George in Asbury Park, NJ