Inaugural Chicago River blessing held in Bridgeport

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The inaugural Theophany Blessing of the waters on the Chicago River was held on Sunday. (WLS)

St. Basil Greek Orthodox Church held Sunday its first blessing of the waters of the Chicago River.

A gold cross was immersed in the river to symbolize the baptism of Jesus in the River Jordan. The event was held at Park No. 571 in Chicago's Bridgeport neighborhood.

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