Sunday January 5, 2014
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Section: General
Third Annual Blessing of Lake Lanier

When: January 5, 2014
02:00 PM to 03:00 PM
Where: Thompson Bridge Park, Dunlap Landing Rd off of Thompson Bridge Rd
Phone: 706-482-9968
URL: http://www.orthodoxgainesville.org/
Ages: All Ages
Cost: Free

Description: Sts. Peter and Paul Orthodox Mission invites you to join us for our Third Annual Blessing of Lake Lanier on the Eve of the Feast of Theophany, January 5th, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. Orthodox faithful celebrate the Feast of Theophany to commemorate Christ’s Baptism, which not only demonstrated the first step in the way of salvation for us, but also sanctified the waters themselves from the “demons of the deeps.” Every year in every Orthodox Church, a re-enactment of this Sanctification is performed in the rite of the Great Blessing of the Waters. In some locations where people live by a river, lake, or ocean, a custom of also blessing the local body of water has been practiced for many centuries. The blessing of our own Lake Lanier will take place at Thompson Bridge Park, located at the end of Dunlap Landing Road, which is north of First United Methodist Church on Thompson Bridge Road.


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