Blessing of the Ohio River - 01/07/18

On Sunday, January 7th, local parishes in the Ohio Valley held the first Pan-Orthodox blessing of the Ohio River. Thank you to all our sister parishes that came!

Gathering for procession
From L-R: Fr. Frank Milanese, Fr. John Kopchka, Fr. Nick Halkias, Fr. Andrew Nelko, Fr. Michael Ziebarth
Choir sings the responses for the blessing
Fr. Nick reads the Gospel
Three ice crosses tossed into the Ohio River
Fr. Andrew blesses the Ohio River