His Eminence, Metropolitan Evangelos of New Jersey throws out a wooden cross into the Atlantic Ocean at Asbury Park beach.
This annual Greek Orthodox tradition brings together the Greek Orthodox community from the New York and Philadelphia metropolitan areas. Children from each church are selected to retrieve the cross in a contest. The one faithful member that locates and retrieves the cross to his eminence, is considered blessed with good fortune for the year. Image courtesy of Eleftherios Kostans.