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Iowa Church Blesses Missouri River In Ceremony

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    http://www.kdlt.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=23171&Itemid=57 Iowa Church Blesses Missouri River In Ceremony by Associated Press January 07,
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      Iowa Church Blesses Missouri River In Ceremony
      by Associated Press
      January 07, 2013 8:58 AM

      The Missouri River has received a special blessing from an Iowa church
      that hopes the ceremony will make the river holy and reduce flooding and
      drought.

      Father Lucas Rice led a group of congregants from St. Thomas Orthodox
      Church in Sioux City in the ceremony on Sunday.

      In 2012, communities all along the river in Iowa and Nebraska
      experienced severe drought. The year before, flooding along the Missouri
      caused widespread damage.

      Rice says he hopes the blessing will make the river healthy.

      The ceremony held at the foot of a boat ramp is also part of the
      Orthodox tradition of celebrating Jesus Christ's baptism.

      But Sunday's ceremony marked the first time the Sioux City church that
      was formed in 1916 blessed the Missouri River.
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