Epiphany 2016 and the Blessing of the Water have taken on a special significance following the tragedies of 2015 that have been widely reported.
In Molyvos this year, the freezing temperatures of previous years were replaced by strong winds. In winter, the Aegean Sea can be cruel. Let us all hope that 2016 brings “fair winds”* for Lesvos and all that would travel to her shores.
* The Dictionary defines “Fair Wind” as “safe journey or good fortune.”