Moscow. 19 Jan. INTERFAX – the pole of cold of Russia in the Yakut city of Verkhoyansk the thermometer showed in the Epiphany night temperature of minus 63 degrees, that does not put the believer not only to collect Holy water, but to dive into the plunge pool.
On Epiphany eve, the Abbot of the Northern temple in honor of Matrona of Moscow, built in Verhojansk last year, hieromonk Germogen (Scar) made the first in the history of the city the great blessing of the water on the river Yana, told the correspondent of “Interfax-Religion” in the Yakut diocese.
In the temple of the Blessed Matrona was committed sacrament of baptism on many residents of the city, and on the night of January 19 a Liturgy was served. In addition, residents of Verkhoyansk was submitted to spiritual literature in the Yakut language.