Victor Yushchenko has attended Epiphany celebrations in the Pushcha-Ozerna Sanatorium Complex and Kyiv’s Hydropark, president's press office reported.
In his speech, the President said, “On this day, we strengthen our faith in Christ and speak about spiritual purification.”
“Today, we are cleansing ourselves with the blessed water. Ukrainians have always believed this curative water of the Jordan helps end quarrels and hatred, envy and rancor. I really want this Holy Epiphany to heal and unite our souls, help us prosper and bless us with health.”
Victor Yushchenko consecrated a Chapel of Saint Barbara in Pushcha-Ozerna. He gave it an icon from his private collection and then bathed in the blessed water.
Foreign Minister Borys Tarasyuk, Secretariat Chief of Staff Viktor Baloha, Ivan Franko Theatre actors Anatoly Khostikoyev and Bohdan Benyuk attended the event.
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