Thursday, January 19, at 14:00 will take place the rite of consecration of the Dnieper waters near the chapel in honor of the Baptism of the Lord (Isle of Predmostnaya Slobodka, 1). About it informs Department of culture of the KSCA
«Epiphany water has a special meaning it is healing, good health for the next year. Encourage residents and guests of the capital, Obamas water, to take responsibility for their life and health and not be submerged in water in our areas, without the presence of the representatives of the rescue Services and medical workers», — said the Deputy Chairman of the KSCA Anna Starostenko.
The rite of consecration of water on the relevant regulated and established customs will implement the Primate of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church-Kyivan Patriarchate, Patriarch of Kyiv and all Rus-Ukraine Filaret. Good mood the audience will give Kiev academic theatre of Ukrainian folklore «Bereginya».
The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko and Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman congratulated compatriots on the holiday of Epiphany. Greetings they have posted on their pages in Facebook.
«Congratulations on the great feast of the Epiphany and the Baptism of Christ», — wrote Poroshenko. Under the congratulations he placed an icon of the XVI century «Epiphany» from a forest corner of Yavoriv.
Groisman, in turn, wrote: «Friends, congratulations on the Baptism of the Lord. Warmth, love and God’s blessings to every family!».
Epiphany is the third and final feast of the Christmas-new year cycle, which the Orthodox and Greek Catholics celebrated annually on January 19. In the people this holiday is called – the Jordan Baptism. Baptism of the Lord link the baptism of Jesus in the river Jordan. It is believed that on Epiphany water gets curative properties and saves them throughout the year, healing physical and spiritual disease.
Earlier, rescuers told the Ukrainians how to swim to be Baptized.
The list of the specially equipped places for bathing, where they will be on duty rescuers of GU gschs of Ukraine in Kiev, the rescuers Kyiv city state administration, scientists and representatives of KP «Pleso»:
Holosiivskyi district: restaurant complex «Galera» — Naberezhno-Korchevatskaya, 35; restaurant complex «Dneprovskaya Riviera» — Zhukov island, St February, 58k;
Darnitskiy district: beach «Berkovska» — St. Dnieper embankment, Park of Partisan glory — str Slavgorod, 54; Zaplavnoe lake, Lermontov str.;
Desnyanskiy district: Central beach, river Desenka;
Dniprovskyi district: the Park of culture and rest «water Park» chapel of the Epiphany; the beach «Telbin»;
Obolonskyi district: beach Bay «Obolon» — prirechnaya, 5; lake palm.
Ukrainians are actively plunge into the icy font. Power congratulations on the Baptism 19.01.2017