Сonsecration of the Sviyaga Ice-hole during the the Epiphany frosts
Dimitry Trofimov- the cleric of the Spaso-Voznesensky Cathedral of Ulyanovsk - held the consecration of Holy Ice-hole on Sviyaga river next to Ulyanovsk State University. He congratulated the citizens and recalled the spiritual meaning of the christening. Together with the church members, the priest read the prayer, and then blessed the water in the hole.
Epiphany - The Great Orthodox holiday - is celebrated annually on January 19. The Epiphany bathing officially began at midnight. Jordan receives dozens of believers on campus every year.