Sunday, January 09, 2011

Blessing of the Sea

A glorious winter's day in Margate for the annual 'Blessing of the Sea' ceremony by the Greek orthodox community. Mayors, Members of Parliament, Charter Trustees, representatives of the different faith communities, the High Sheriff of Kent and many more, were all bussed down from the Winter Gardens for the service in front of the Nayland Rock Hotel.

While the Sun was shining and the view across Margate, magnificent, the sense was one of a strong community spirit preserving a long tradition in a colourful and reverent service at the edge of the water.

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