A blessing and a bit of luck

TRADITION—Top, the Rev. Gary Kyriacou from St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church displays a cross that was thrown into the ocean and retrieved by one of the youngsters diving in after it during the Camarillo church’s annual Epiphany Celebration and Blessing of the Waters Ceremony at the Ventura Harbor on Jan. 8. In the second photo, Effie Sklavenitis, 17, of Westlake Village emerges with the cross that promises her a lucky year ahead.


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