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On the day of the Baptism of the Lord a festive divine service took place at the Damascus Representation of the Russian Church

On the day of the Baptism of the Lord a festive divine service took place at the Damascus Representation of the Russian Church
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19 January 2022 year 16:05

On January 19, 2022, the feast of the Holy Theophany, the Baptism of our Lord God and Saviour Jesus Christ, a festive divine service took place at the Damascus Representation of the Russian Orthodox Church.

The Divine Liturgy celebrated by Hegumen Arseny (Sokolov), representative of the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia to the Patriarchal See of Antioch, was attended by Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Russia in Syria A. V. Yefimov, staff members of the embassy, representative of Rossotrudnichestvo, the Russian federal agency to international humanitarian cooperation, N. V. Sukhov, and parishioners of the domestic chapel at the Damascus Representation of the Russian Orthodox Church.

At the conclusion of the Liturgy, Father Arseny performed the Office of the Great Blessing of Water and sprinkled all the worshippers with the great Agiasma.

After the service, a festive tea party took place at the Representation.

DECR Communication Service/Patriarchia.ru

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