Photo taken by Jerzy Charkiewicz
So I have a joke in my mind...but...I want to know what this is first...lol
Wet Phelonion Contest.
This happened to me at Pascha!
It rained this year....and I, with camera in hand, ran out for the procession. Got soaked. My hair was just dripped like a wet mop around my head. The church became very hot and humid...as all the wet bodies began to dry over the following 4 hours.
Everyone exited the church to the hall to get their baskets blessed. Once blessed, I ran back in to the church....because I love the quietness of the church at Pascha after everyone leaves. The lights are all still on, the candles are still lit, the Royal Gates are wide open....and it just a special moment.
So, the bishop (who was visiting our parish for Pascha this year) comes back with the servers in tow...and smiles at me...because he realized just how wet I had been...and asks if I have dried out. When I say almost...he decides to "fix" that....and grabs the remaining holy water and does just as the photo...and pours it over my head.
I am truly blessed...in oh so many ways.