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Theophany
January 19th 2005
St. Innocent Cathedral Anchorage, Alaska

In Pictures


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"We Magnify, we magnify Thee!"

His Grace venerates the icon of the Feast.
The people receive the blessing from His Grace.

Hierarchical Divine Liturgy
Archpriest Paul Merculief receives the blessing from HisGrace.
Hieromonk Isidore receives the Holy Eucharist
Communion of the Faithful
The Blessing of the Waters at Cheney Lake

The people receive the Blessing at the end of the service
The Magnification at the Vigil for the Feast
The blessing during the Vigil.

After the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy the people, led by His Grace, processed in cars to Cheney Lake to do the Great Blessing of the Waters. It was -25 with wind chill factor that day!
"Great art Thou O Lord and marvelous are Thy works!""

The Cross is lowered into a hole cut in the Lake.
His Grace blesses the faithful with Holy Water at the end of the service.

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Published with the blessing of
His Grace The Right Reverend NIKOLAI, Bishop of Sitka, Anchorage & Alaska
2005 Russian Orthodox Diocese of Alaska

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