Our Blessing of the Waters

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On Saturday, January 20th, let us gather at Rio Del Mar State Beach and participate in the 3rd annual Blessing of the Waters. A tradition our beloved Father Milutin has revitalized started by Father John Karastamatis. The procession to the ocean’s edge starts at 11AM. The Orthodox Blessing Service will be celebrated by our Metropolitan Gerasimos, Bishop Apostolos, sister parish clergy. The Cross will be tossed into the ocean. All courageous divers are invited to don a wet suit, or not, and compete to bring the Cross back for the individual blessing. Come and join us for this most blessed event.