Great Blessing of the Waters on Sunday in Cape

Monday, January 7, 2013

ABOVE: The Rev. Daniel Morton of St. John the Theologian Orthodox Church leads a procession with Nikolaos Demopoulos, left, and Astraia Demopoulos to the Mississippi River for the Great Blessing of Waters on Sunday in Cape Girardeau. BELOW: The Rev. Morton performs the blessing on the Feast of Theophany, or Epiphany, by casting a cross into the Mississippi River. The ceremony commemorates the baptism of Christ in the Jordan River.

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