Epiphany • Богоявлення (Водохреща)
Kolomija (Kolomea), Ukraine | Konica Minolta Dynax 5D.
Sunny frosty day, Feast of the Epiphany!
In Ukraine, on the same day, there is the feast of Jesus' baptism. Following the Divine Liturgy, priests bless the water in the temples. In addition, the clergy and people go to the nearest body of water, be it a river, lake, spring to bless the water there. The faithful take this "holy water" home and used with prayer as a blessing.
I also went to the spring to fetch water, although I don't go to church and I am not even baptized. ;) And then we enjoyed the walk with the kids.
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