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He had a heart attack and is getting a Pacemaker. (Much like recently happened to my uncle.)
Please pray that he comes through the procedure safely, as did Uncle Thomas.
St. Luke and St. Pantaleimon, pray for us.
That is, those who live in the northern part of the world did so.
I know this was a couple of weeks ago. Still, it makes me cringe just thinking about the temperatures.
From Minsk To Vladivostok, People Plunge Into Icy Waters To Mark Orthodox Epiphany (rferl.org)
In the Eastern Orthodox Church, today is that feast. I've always loved that day.
Hope everyone enjoys this day as well.