[Archived News] Thursday, January 24, 2013

River Blessing in Shenango Valley

Hermitage, PA - The Serbian Orthodox Church in Hermitage, Pennsylvania is just one of the churches which make up the Clergy Association of the Shenago Valley in Northwest Pennsylvania. V. Rev. Milovan Katanic, parish priest of the St. George Serbian Orthodox Church in Hermitage, serves as President of the Clergy Association. During his tenure a new tradition began in the Orthodox community, a Theophany celebration, the blessing of the Shenango River which runs through downtown Sharon, PA. 

This year was the second annual Theophany celebration and the clergy were pleased to have special guest, His Eminence Archbishop Nathaniel of Detroit and the Romanian Episcopate present. The Archbishop officiated on the very frigid and cold day.