Orthodox Epiphany tradition marked by conflict near Ukraine front lines

Orthodox Epiphany tradition marked by conflict near Ukraine front lines

Oleksandr used to come every year with his loved ones to the Holy Dormition Lavra monastery in Svyatogirsk in Ukraine’s Donetsk region to submerge himself in the freezing river to mark Orthodox Epiphany on January 19. But this year, the monastery and the tradition have been marked by the almost year-long war with Russia…
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