Date: 6 months ago   Category: Crimea

The governor of Sevastopol has congratulated inhabitants on the Epiphany holiday


The governor of Sevastopol Dmitry Ovsyannikov has congratulated orthodox Christians on a holiday of the Baptism of the Lord. Words of the mayor are cited on the official site of the government on Friday, January 19. "Inherent Christian values are many centuries a basis of moral principles of our society, cultivate in us good, mercy and love for the neighbor. The belief strengthened spirit of the Russian people in days of tests, inspired on feats and achievements for the sake of the Fatherland. Day of the Baptism of the Lord for Sevastopol on which earth at coast of the Black Sea the first Russian Christians have hosted a baptism, and from where distribution of Orthodoxy across all Russia has begun is twice significant" — Ovsyannikov has told. Also he has wished to citizens of the world and wellbeing: "Let this sublime holiday will become for each resident of Sevastopol day of clarification, revival, spiritual updating and finding of new forces". Earlier on Friday it was reported that the President of Russia Vladimir Putin has taken part in Epiphany bathings and has plunged into an ice-hole on the river Seliger. According to the press secretary of the head of state, on the night of January 19 air temperature near Seliger remained at the level of six-seven degrees of a frost.16 of January the head of the press service of the patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Alexander Volkov has noted that bathing — not an obligatory component of the holiday Epiphany, but just good tradition. He has reminded that the person who is dipped into ice water himself bears responsibility for the health. It is more than important news in Film of Day Telegram-channel. Subscribe!

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