The Outdoor Blessing of the Waters after Theophany 2020

On the Sunday after Theophany, the parish gathered at City Lake Park in Jamestown after the Divine Liturgy to celebrate the Great Blessing of the Waters outdoors. Fr. John Parker, who is the head of the OCA's Department of Evangelization and the Dean of Saint Tikhon's Orthodox Seminary in PA, visited us this weekend, concelebrated with Father Christopher, spoke about the many American saints who were associated with St. Tikhon's, and brought us the precious gift of relics of St. Alexis Toth.

The Greensboro News and Record offered some wonderful photos by Khadejeh Nikouyeh of our Outdoor Blessing of the Waters.

Many thanks to Sergey for these wonderful photographs of the Liturgy on the Sunday after Theophany, and the Outdoor Blessing of the Waters afterward.

Outdoor Blessing of the Waters