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Huntington Beach spiritual leaders bless the ocean at annual service

Huntington Beach spiritual leaders bless the ocean at annual service
Father Christian Mondor, 92, of Sts. Simon & Jude Catholic Church in Huntington Beach arrives to conduct the annual Blessing of the Waves on Sunday at the Huntington Beach Pier. (Photo by Drew A. Kelley)

Huntington Beach spiritual leaders gathered Sunday morning to honor the ocean in the annual Blessing of the Waves ceremony.

The roughly three-hour service was held at the Huntington Beach Pier.

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It included a blessing ceremony by Father Christian Mondor of Sts. Simon & Jude Catholic Church in Huntington Beach.

Program participants represented a variety of faiths, including Muslim, Christian, Zoroastrian, Jewish, Bahai and Sikh.

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Father Christian Mondor poses for a photo during the annual Blessing of the Waves event in Huntington Beach on Sunday.
Father Christian Mondor poses for a photo during the annual Blessing of the Waves event in Huntington Beach on Sunday. (Photo by Drew A. Kelley)
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