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Blessing of the Waters Perea

The priest and church officials are headed down towards the Perea Pier
Gwen and Michael's 2011 Greek Sojourn Sixth Travel Blog

January 26th 2012
6th Jan Today is the Blessing of the Waters and we went down to Perea Pier around 10.15am to witness the church officials and priest going through the ceremony. The cross is thrown into the sea and the young men swim towards it and try to find it. Who ever finds it first, can feel very proud. We bought some decadent “pastas” or little cakes to celebrate our 35th[/s ... read more
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