Thursday, May 18, 2023
Blessing of the Vessels that make their Living on the Sea, behind Brotula's Restaurant in Destin.
4:00pm : Captain's Testimony, Worship and Prayer Service (public invited)
5:15pm : Blessing of the vessels begins followed by Brotula's Fish Feast for all. (Donations requested.)
This Destin, Florida tradition was created more than 65 years ago to ask God's blessing over each boat in the Destin Fishing Fleet. It has now expanded to prayers for any vessel, captain and crew THAT MAKES THEIR LIVING ON THE SEA. In 2022, more than 130 boats were blessed.
For the past 18 years, Destin-area churches, civic leaders and businesses have joined together to offer a variety of additional events during the week of Ascension Day. "DESTIN'S WEEK OF BLESSINGS" offers faith-focused family-oriented activities which create greater opportunities to bless and support the Destin community.
As always, Thursday's Blessing of the Fleet is hosted by Immanuel Anglican Church. Immanuel is excited to team with other area churches who share the vision of preserving Destin's character as a faith-and-family-oriented community.