Epiphany swimming for the Precious Cross in Kragujevac, Serbia
His Grace Bishop Jovan of Sumadija blessed 33 participants of the competion in swimming whose names were previously selected by the draw since this year 101 candidate applied.
On the feast day of the Epiphany, 19 January 2021, on the lake of Sumarice for the 18th time an event Swimming for the Holy Cross was held. Organizers of this event are the Sport Society Svebor, local self-government of the City of Kragujevac and the City Tourist Organization. The organizers were supported by the priests of the church of St. Petka in Vinogradi, where the competitors attended the Holy Liturgy and the Great Blessing of waters.
His Grace Bishop Jovan of Sumadija blessed 33 participants of the competion in swimming whose names were previously selected by the draw since this year 101 candidate applied. In the presence of the mayor of Kragujevac, Mr. Nikola Dasic, President of the Assembly Mr. Miroslav Petrasinovic, Commander of the Police Administration Mr. Radivoje Dasic, as other representatives of the local self-government and citizens, the title of the bearer of the Epiphany Cross was won by a young man from Kragujevac, Filip Milivojevic. After the competition, all participants were presented with recognitions and appropriate gifts, and the winner was traditionally awarded by the jewelry store Djani and the Circle of Serbian Sisters of Kragujevac.