Blessing of the ocean

On January 21, on Saturday after Theophany, on the coast of the island of Luzon, the dean of the Manila District, Hieromonk Alexei (Lapshin), performed the rite of the Great Blessing of water in the ocean. After the rite, two parishioners of the Iveron parish were baptized. The events, which were attended by many parishioners, ended with traditional Epiphany bathing. Congratulations to the newly enlightened Mark and Anna on the beginning of a new life in Christ!