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Deacon David Gemmel reads during the Blessing of the Waters Service at Lake Glacier in Mill Creek Park on Sunday afternoon. EMILY MATTHEWS | THE VINDICATOR

Deacon David Gemmel reads during the Blessing of the Waters Service at Lake Glacier in Mill Creek Park on Sunday afternoon. EMILY MATTHEWS | THE VINDICATOR


Father Tom Constantine, right, reads during the Blessing of the Waters Service at Lake Glacier in Mill Creek Park on Sunday afternoon. EMILY MATTHEWS | THE VINDICATOR

Father Tom Constantine, right, reads during the Blessing of the Waters Service at Lake Glacier in Mill Creek Park on Sunday afternoon. EMILY MATTHEWS | THE VINDICATOR


A cross made of bread floats in Lake Glacier during the Blessing of the Waters Service at Lake Glacier in Mill Creek Park on Sunday afternoon. EMILY MATTHEWS | THE VINDICATOR

A cross made of bread floats in Lake Glacier during the Blessing of the Waters Service at Lake Glacier in Mill Creek Park on Sunday afternoon. EMILY MATTHEWS | THE VINDICATOR


Father Tom Constantine blesses attendees with holy water during the Blessing of the Waters Service at Lake Glacier in Mill Creek Park on Sunday afternoon. EMILY MATTHEWS | THE VINDICATOR

Father Tom Constantine blesses attendees with holy water during the Blessing of the Waters Service at Lake Glacier in Mill Creek Park on Sunday afternoon. EMILY MATTHEWS | THE VINDICATOR


A cross made of bread floats in Lake Glacier during the Blessing of the Waters Service at Lake Glacier in Mill Creek Park on Sunday afternoon. EMILY MATTHEWS | THE VINDICATOR

A cross made of bread floats in Lake Glacier during the Blessing of the Waters Service at Lake Glacier in Mill Creek Park on Sunday afternoon. EMILY MATTHEWS | THE VINDICATOR


From left, Deacon David Gemmel, Father Michael Gavirols, Father, Andrew Nelko, Father, Tom Constantine, Father Dan Roham, and Father Joseph Distefano, members of the Eastern Orthodox Clergy Association of Mahoning County, pose for a photo at the end of the Blessing of the Waters Service at Lake Glacier in Mill Creek Park on Sunday afternoon. EMILY MATTHEWS | THE VINDICATOR

From left, Deacon David Gemmel, Father Michael Gavirols, Father, Andrew Nelko, Father, Tom Constantine, Father Dan Roham, and Father Joseph Distefano, members of the Eastern Orthodox Clergy Association of Mahoning County, pose for a photo at the end of the Blessing of the Waters Service at Lake Glacier in Mill ...


Father Tom Constantine says a prayer during the Blessing of the Waters Service at Lake Glacier in Mill Creek Park on Sunday afternoon. EMILY MATTHEWS | THE VINDICATOR

Father Tom Constantine says a prayer during the Blessing of the Waters Service at Lake Glacier in Mill Creek Park on Sunday afternoon. EMILY MATTHEWS | THE VINDICATOR


Father Michael Gavirols, left, speaks while Father Tom Constantine listens with others during the Blessing of the Waters Service at Lake Glacier in Mill Creek Park on Sunday afternoon. EMILY MATTHEWS | THE VINDICATOR

Father Michael Gavirols, left, speaks while Father Tom Constantine listens with others during the Blessing of the Waters Service at Lake Glacier in Mill Creek Park on Sunday afternoon. EMILY MATTHEWS | THE VINDICATOR


Father Tom Constantine holds up a cross made of bread before tossing it into Lake Glacier during the Blessing of the Waters Service at Lake Glacier in Mill Creek Park on Sunday afternoon. EMILY MATTHEWS | THE VINDICATOR

Father Tom Constantine holds up a cross made of bread before tossing it into Lake Glacier during the Blessing of the Waters Service at Lake Glacier in Mill Creek Park on Sunday afternoon. EMILY MATTHEWS | THE VINDICATOR


A cross made of bread lands in Lake Glacier during the Blessing of the Waters Service at Lake Glacier in Mill Creek Park on Sunday afternoon. EMILY MATTHEWS | THE VINDICATOR

A cross made of bread lands in Lake Glacier during the Blessing of the Waters Service at Lake Glacier in Mill Creek Park on Sunday afternoon. EMILY MATTHEWS | THE VINDICATOR


From left, Father Andrew Nelko, Father Tom Constantine, Deacon David Gemmel, Father Dan Roham, and Father Joseph Distefano, members of the Eastern Orthodox Clergy Association of Mahoning County, talk before the start of the Blessing of the Waters Service at Lake Glacier in Mill Creek Park on Sunday afternoon. EMILY MATTHEWS | THE VINDICATOR

From left, Father Andrew Nelko, Father Tom Constantine, Deacon David Gemmel, Father Dan Roham, and Father Joseph Distefano, members of the Eastern Orthodox Clergy Association of Mahoning County, talk before the start of the Blessing of the Waters Service at Lake Glacier in Mill Creek Park on Sunday afternoon. EMILY ...


Father Tom Constantine dips basil into holy water during the Blessing of the Waters Service at Lake Glacier in Mill Creek Park on Sunday afternoon. EMILY MATTHEWS | THE VINDICATOR

Father Tom Constantine dips basil into holy water during the Blessing of the Waters Service at Lake Glacier in Mill Creek Park on Sunday afternoon. EMILY MATTHEWS | THE VINDICATOR


Father Tom Constantine lifts basil after dipping it in holy water during the Blessing of the Waters Service at Lake Glacier in Mill Creek Park on Sunday afternoon. EMILY MATTHEWS | THE VINDICATOR

Father Tom Constantine lifts basil after dipping it in holy water during the Blessing of the Waters Service at Lake Glacier in Mill Creek Park on Sunday afternoon. EMILY MATTHEWS | THE VINDICATOR


Father Tom Constantine blesses attendees with holy water during the Blessing of the Waters Service at Lake Glacier in Mill Creek Park on Sunday afternoon. EMILY MATTHEWS | THE VINDICATOR

Father Tom Constantine blesses attendees with holy water during the Blessing of the Waters Service at Lake Glacier in Mill Creek Park on Sunday afternoon. EMILY MATTHEWS | THE VINDICATOR


Father Tom Constantine lifts basil after dipping it in holy water during the Blessing of the Waters Service at Lake Glacier in Mill Creek Park on Sunday afternoon. EMILY MATTHEWS | THE VINDICATOR

Father Tom Constantine lifts basil after dipping it in holy water during the Blessing of the Waters Service at Lake Glacier in Mill Creek Park on Sunday afternoon. EMILY MATTHEWS | THE VINDICATOR


A portrayal of Jesus on water is displayed at the Blessing of the Waters Service by the Eastern Orthodox Clergy Association of Mahoning County at Lake Glacier in Mill Creek Park on Sunday afternoon. EMILY MATTHEWS | THE VINDICATOR

A portrayal of Jesus on water is displayed at the Blessing of the Waters Service by the Eastern Orthodox Clergy Association of Mahoning County at Lake Glacier in Mill Creek Park on Sunday afternoon. EMILY MATTHEWS | THE VINDICATOR


A cross made of bread floats in Lake Glacier during the Blessing of the Waters Service at Lake Glacier in Mill Creek Park on Sunday afternoon. EMILY MATTHEWS | THE VINDICATOR

A cross made of bread floats in Lake Glacier during the Blessing of the Waters Service at Lake Glacier in Mill Creek Park on Sunday afternoon. EMILY MATTHEWS | THE VINDICATOR


Father Tom Constantine blesses attendees with holy water during the Blessing of the Waters Service at Lake Glacier in Mill Creek Park on Sunday afternoon. EMILY MATTHEWS | THE VINDICATOR

Father Tom Constantine blesses attendees with holy water during the Blessing of the Waters Service at Lake Glacier in Mill Creek Park on Sunday afternoon. EMILY MATTHEWS | THE VINDICATOR