Blessing of the Mississippi River

On Saturday, January 5, 2019 the Annunciation Parish, along with St. John Orthodox Church and St. Seraphim Orthodox Church, will Bless the Waters at the Mississippi River.  The Blessing of the Waters takes place at the Feast of Epiphany, which falls on January 6 every year, and commemorates the Baptism of Jesus Christ in the Jordan River. Orthodox communities gather at this time to bless the main body of water, which for us is the Mississippi River.

Please see past years coverage of this event!

WMC Action News Channel 5 Story

Commercial Appeal Story

Channel 3 News Story

Channel 24 News Story