The ceremony was held in different places of the city on January 18 and 19. In the regional center, 8 places were arranged for baptismal ablutions. On the eve of the Epiphany and on Epiphany Day, the rite of the Great Blessing of the Waters was performed in all the churches of the Yekaterinodar diocese, at water bodies, near the fonts.
The most popular service was held in St. Catherine's Cathedral. Metropolitan of Yekaterinodar and Kuban Isidore held the Divine Liturgy. Among the parishioners of the vigil were the Governor of Kuban Veniamin Kondratiev, Deputy Governor of the region Sergey Pulikovsky, Mayor of Krasnodar Evgeny Pervyshov, first Vice-Mayor of the city Vitaly Kosenko and ataman of the Yekaterinodar district Cossack society, Vice-Mayor of Krasnodar Alexei Gorbenko.
Citizens had an opportunity to immerse in water at specially prepared places of ablution in the evening of January 18, and also during the day on January 19. One of the most popular fonts — on the Kuban River near the Church of Holy Nativity — was open until 16:00. In total, 7 large bathing places were arranged in the city.
One of the most numerous divine services took place in St.Catherine Cathedral. The worship service was carried out by Metropolitan of Yekaterinodar and Kuban Isidore. The Governor of Kuban Veniamin Kondratiev and the Mayor of Krasnodar Evgeny Pervyshov together with parishioners kept vigil at night.
The night Easter services were held in all Orthodox churches and temples of Krasnodar. Along with the congregation, Governor of Kuban Veniamin Kondratiev and Head of Krasnodar Evgeny Pervyshov participated in the festive Divine Liturgy in St. Catherine Cathedral. Easter services lasted for several hours.
One of the most solemn and numerous night liturgies took place in St. Catherine Cathedral – cathedral temple of Yekaterinodar‘s eparchy. Divine Liturgy was led by metropolitan of Yekaterinodar and Kuban Isidore. Side by side with church-goers Kuban Governor Veniamin Kondratiev and Krasnodar Head Vladimir Evlanov were present at all-night vigil.