Sergey Kivalov congratulated Odessa citizens on the feast of the Epiphany“Christmastide, lasting from January 7 to 19, ends today with one of the greatest and most important Orthodox holidays with the Baptism of the Lord, or, as it is also called, the Epiphany.The Orthodox world has been celebrating it for many centuries. The holiday is based on the gospel story of the event of the earthly life of Jesus Christ - the baptism of the Son of God by John the Baptist (Baptist) in the waters of the Jordan River. Traditionally, on the evening of January 18, water in churches is consecrated, and in the morning of January 19, priests consecrate reservoirs, conducting a prayer service and a rite of consecration of water. It is believed that the water at Epiphany receives miraculous healing properties.On this holy day, I wish you peace in your home and peace of mind, love and happiness, health, joy! May he bring you prosperity and good luck, strengthen your spirit, inspire hope, give strength on the way to your goals.May God's blessing always be with you! And may the Lord help you in every good deed and keep you from any misfortunes!Dear residents of Odessa, Happy Epiphany! "
- congratulated Orthodox believers Honorary Citizen of the city of Odessa and Odessa region, President of the International Academic School "Odessa" Sergei Kivalov.