Yushchenko bathed in consecrated ice hole on Epiphany (photos)

12:44, 21 January 2008
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For him it has become a good tradition

On the Epiphany day, marked on 19 January in Ukraine, President of Ukraine Victor Yushchenko swam in the sanctified water, according to the President`s press-office.

Yushchenko with his youngest son Taras attended Great Martyr Barbara’s chapel located in Pushcha-Ozerna, Kyiv on the occasion of Epiphany.

They also participated in festive mass, which took place near lakeshore in Pushcha-Ozerna.

After the mass according to national tradition V. Yushchenko bathed in consecrated water of the lake. For him it has become a good tradition.

Photos by Mykola Lazarenko/UNIAN

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