Christ is Baptized! In the Jordan!
The Orthodox tradition of Blessing the Waters is an natural outworking of our theological understanding that the grace of the Church, which sanctifies the world, flows beyond the walls of the Church, as Fr. Herman reminded us in a short homily after blessing the lake at Saint Tikhon’s Monastery. The ice on the lake was 18-inches thick – as you can see by the blocks cut out to make the cross.
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