Epiphany Blessing of the Waters Ceremony 2020Map it!
St. Demetrios Greek Catholic Church of Oxnard once again celebrates their annual ‘Blessing of the Waters’ at Ventura Harbor, as they have since 1995. Young people dive into the harbor to retrieve a wooden floating cross blessed and tossed into the water by a priest. The youth who retrieves the cross is said to have good luck for the year. The ceremony takes place at the vicinity of Dock V8 in front of the Greek Mediterranean Steak and Seafood Restaurant in the Ventura Harbor Village where the ceremony takes place. The Greek will be sponsoring the celebration, as well as providing an optional, fundraising lunch. There is no cost to attend this event.