Father (Hieromonk) Gabriel Kvasnikov leads worshipers in the annual Blessing of the River on Feb. 7, 2016, at the Eno River State Park in Durham, NC. Father Gabriel is the priest at Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Church in Mebane, NC.
Father (Hieromonk) Gabriel Kvasnikov leads worshipers in the annual Blessing of the River on Feb. 7, 2016, at the Eno River State Park in Durham, NC. Father Gabriel is the priest at Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Church in Mebane, NC. Tammy Grubb tgrubb@newsobserver.com
Father (Hieromonk) Gabriel Kvasnikov leads worshipers in the annual Blessing of the River on Feb. 7, 2016, at the Eno River State Park in Durham, NC. Father Gabriel is the priest at Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Church in Mebane, NC. Tammy Grubb tgrubb@newsobserver.com

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