Tulsa Churches Bless Arkansas River

Tulsa Churches Bless Arkansas River

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Orthodox Christians around the world are still celebrating Epiphany, and they have become very creative about it.

Gartelos iceCrossIn Tulsa, OK, three area churches, (Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, St. Antony Orthodox Christian Church and Holy Apostles Orthodox Christian Church) blessed the water of the Arkansas River last Sunday, but, instead of tossing in a wooden cross they chiseled a cross made of ice.

The ice sculpture, carved by Fr. George Eber, was not the only cross in the river that morning.  Little ice crosses were also available for the children to toss as well.

With temperatures too cold to dive to retrieve the cross, this seemed like the best way to bless the waters and not worry about losing it.  The cross will simply melt away and continue blessing the waters as they flow through the river.

 

The Tulsa World has a gallery of photos of the event.

 Video from Newson6.com   

 

 

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