Inaugural Pan-Orthodox Blessing of Presque Isle Bay

For the first time in local history, the local Orthodox Churches will gather at Dobbins Landing on Saturday, January 20 at 12 Noon to bless the water of Presque Isle Bay. The blessing of water is an ancient Orthodox Christian practice which emphasizes the renewal of all of God's creation. The priests present will call down the Holy Spirit upon the waters of Presque Isle Bay and then will bless those present with the newly blessed water. There will be an informal gathering following the service at the nearby Voodoo Brewery on State Street.