Archbishop of Yakutsk baptizes 100+ in river in one day

Chulman, Russia, July 26, 2018

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A mass Baptism was recently celebrated in the waters of the Chulman River in the far eastern Yakutia Republic in Russia.

His Eminence Archbishop Roman of Yakutsk celebrated the holy Sacrament for more than 100 people on Sunday July 15 in the village of Chulman, which sits along the Chulman River, reports the site of the Yakutsk Diocese.

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The Orthodox Church is rapidly growing in the Chulman. Last summer, on the feast of St. Vladimir on July 28, Abp. Roman baptized more than 200 people into the Church.

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This year’s festivities began with Abp. Roman’s arrival for a pastoral visit and the celebration of the Divine Liturgy in the Church of the holy Prince Vladimir in the village of Chutman. The hierarch then shared in a festive meal with the parishioners and guests of the village, and all enjoyed a cultural program from the Sunday School children.

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The faithful then made their way to the river where the archbishop baptized more than 100 people into the Body of Christ. The newly-illumined had been preparing for several weeks to receive the holy grace of regeneration and to begin their new lives in Christ.

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