Today is a big church holiday here. I did kind of think it was funny when one of the men in church this morning said that the whole world was celebrating with us. This is the day we celebrate when Jesus was baptized by John.
It was a beautiful day here! Cold and clear....
After the service at our church, Jaan and Raia and I went down to see the Orthodox blessing of the water. However, the priest never showed up. Rumor has it that he took a group to visit a monastery today. There weren't many people swimming either. Apparently the water was "bad." I think they meant that it wasn't the ideal conditions like last year. There was just ice along the shore (and floating slush beyond that), so the people who were going in had to wade out, not just jump through a hole in the ice.
We had a nice walk, though. And we certainly enjoyed the sunshine!