January 6 is the date on which the Greek Orthodox Church annually celebrates the Baptism of Jesus Christ by John the Baptist.
Yesterday's memorial service was conducted at Shepparton by the Rev. Emmanuel Zaikis and attracted big crowed including members of the Greek community from Melbourne, Benalla, Albury and Wangaratta.
The ceremonies began with a church service but the pageantry was at the Raymond West swimming pool where 15 youths dived to retrieve a special silver cross thrown in the water by Rev. Zaikis.