Friday, January 06, 2006

The Great Blessing of Water

We will celebrate the Rite of the Great Blessing of the Water at 9:00 am tomorrow morning(Saturday January 7th) at Spanish Banks.

We will ask God to sanctify the water of the Pacific Ocean on the beaches of the Burrard Inlet. Today 80,000 of the faithful assembled while his all holiness Bartholomew, Patriarch of Constantanople, blessed the waters of the Atlantic Ocean from the Florida side of the Gulf of Mexico.
Come and be part of the Holy Cross Community's first annual Theophany Blessing of the Waters.

Father Chris will also bless fresh water for the faithful to take home.

Please meet at Spanish Banks for 9:00 AM.

There is a lot of parking close to the beach. We will all gather at the anchor located near the last (most western) parking lot.

This service is about 25 minutes.

Anyone cold enough and willing enough can plan on going for coffee and breakfasty things immediatley following the service....suggestions for locale are encouraged!

Please bring bottles or jars if you can and dress accordingly!

Please let Fr Chris know if you need a ride.


Blogger RW said...

This in an incredible week for you. Vespers. Liturgy. Church school and the Blessing of Waters...

May God continue to bless you and all of Holy Cross.

5:54 p.m.  

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