Blessing of the Mississippi River
On Saturday, January 7, 2017 the Annunciation Parish, along with St. John Orthodox Church and St. Seraphim Orthodox Church, held a Blessing of the Waters at the Mississippi River. It was 15 degrees outside! The Blessing of the Waters takes place at the Feast of Epiphany, which falls on January 6 every year, and commemorates the Baptism of Jesus Christ in the Jordan River. Orthodox communities gather at this time to bless the main body of water, which for us is the Mississippi River.