Blessing of the Susquehanna River - 01/19/14

On Sunday, January 19th the Orthodox parishes of Greater Harrisburg gathered at City Island Park for the 6th Annual Pan-Orthodox Great Blessing of the Susquehanna. His Grace, Bishop Mark of Baltimore was our celebrant, and gave a wonderful homily encouraging us to embrace our Faiths "positive view" of creation, which is affirmed by the Incarnation of the Son of God, and by His sanctification of the waters and by extension the entire world at His Baptism! Following the blessing the faithful gathered at Agia Sophia Coffeehouse and Bookstore for fellowship and our Second Annual "Chilli/Soup Cook-off". Glory to God for all things!

Parishes gathered for the celebration were:
• Christ the Saviour Orthodox Church (OCA) in Harrisburg
• Holy Apostles Orthodox Mission (OCA) in Mechanicsburg
• Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral (GOA) in Camp Hill
• St. Nicholas Orthodox Church (SER) in Oberlin