Fraser River blessed by St Herman's Church, Langley and local Antiochian parish

Blessing of the Fraser River
January 11, 2015

On a misty Sunday afternoon after Theophany, St. Herman of Alaska parish in Langley BC was joined by Holy Nativity Antiochian parish for the annual Blessing of the Fraser River at Derby Reach Park, Fort Langley.

Due to the dangerous currents in the Fraser, a wooden cross on a long tether was used to bless the waters. Fr. Lawrence Farley, Fr. Richard Rene and Fr. Michael Gillis took part in the prayers, while music was led by St. Herman's choir. Afterward attendees from both parishes gathered round the fire for hot chocolate.