Icon procession to the harbor

Icon procession to the harbor

Photos: SpetsesDirect

Church of Agios Nikolaos

Spetses, Greece

Patronal Feast Day

The people of Spetses celebrate St. Nicholas on December 6th, as he is the patron saint of sailors and all who are on the sea. On the Eve of the day, icons are carried in procession from the Monastery Church of Saint Nicholas. Special breads are brought to the church to be blessed.
Icon procession to the harbor
Devotional candles by St. Nicholas icon
St. Nicholas Church at the Old Harbor
Special artos breads brought to the church for blessing
Wreathes  left at the harbor in memory of lives lost at sea