BLESSING THE RIO GRANDE
The Rev. Nikolay Miletkov of All Saints of North America Orthodox Church, right, blesses the Rio Grande by throwing a large cross into its waters as parishioner Vladimir Krcal prepares to retrieve it. The ceremony, which includes a procession to the river, marks the Sunday of Theophany and commemorates the baptism of Christ in the Jordan River. For video of the event, visit ABQJournal.com/video.