In the morning of January 19, 2012, in Kyiv, on the bank of the Dnipro river, a solemn prayer service of the Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church Canonical was celebrated by Oleksandr, bishop of Zhytomyr in concelebration with Vasyliy, bishop of Fastiv, dedicated to Baptism of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and the great miracle - Theophany.

"And when he came up out of the water, immediately he saw the heavens being torn open and the Spirit descending on him like a dove. And a voice came from heaven, "You are my beloved Son;[d] with you I am well pleased." (Mark 1:10-11)

After praying service, many people dived into Jordan waters for its healing force bring purification for a soul and recovery for a body.


Christ is baptized!
In the Jordan river!


When You, O Lord were baptized in the Jordan
The worship of the Trinity was made manifest
And the Spirit, in the form of a dove,
Confirmed the truthfulness of His word.