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On the night of January 18-19, on the feast of the Epiphany, Archpriest Oleg Volkov, rector of the Church of the Holy Prince Alexander Nevsky, consecrated a font on the territory of the 282nd training center for radiation, chemical and biological (RCB) protection troops, located in the Moscow region. Everyone, according to a long tradition, had the opportunity to plunge into Jordan.

By the forces of the command of the military unit, believing military personnel and in accordance with safety requirements, a place for swimming was equipped: an artistic construction in the form of a temple with an angel was built from the snow, tents were set up for changing clothes and heating, distribution of hot tea with sandwiches and duty of medical service specialists were organized.

Archpriest Oleg Volkov performed prayers with the rite of the great blessing of water on the territory of the training center. Then all the barracks, office premises, canteen, medical center and equipment were sprinkled with Epiphany water.

In conclusion, Father Oleg talked to the young recruits, told the soldiers about the Christmas and Epiphany events that took place two thousand years ago in the Holy Land. The clergyman in his conversation also touched upon the topic of the birth of faith in the heart and soul of a person and the importance of maintaining and maintaining personal and church communion between a person and God.

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