As each year, on the 19th of January, The Przemysl Archcathedral parish celebrated the feast of Epiphany. The Pontifical Divine Liturgy was celebrated by Most Rev. Eugeniusz Popowicz, the Archbishop and Metropolitan of Przemysl – Warsaw, Most Rev. Adam Szal, the Archbishop of Przemysl of the Roman Catholic Church and Most Rev. Jan Martyniak, the Archbishop Emeritus of Przemysl – Warsaw, Rev. Mitred Bogdan Stepan, the pastor of the Archcathedral and many other, both Greek and Roman Catholic, priests. Among present were also representatives of local and voivodal (regional) governments, members of different social and cultural organizations from Poland and Ukraine and, of course, a lot of faithful.
The Pontifical Divine Liturgy was followed by the traditional procession to the bank of the San river. This year, however, the faithful did not sing any carols. It was decided to walk in silence in order to commemorate the late Mayor of Gdansk who was stabbed on the 13th of January and died the day after (https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-46858463).
At the river bank, Abp Eugeniusz Popowicz blessed water and, at the end, released doves which symbolize the presence of the Holy Spirit.
The faithful poured the blessed water into containers and took home. Holy water is used to bless homes and dwellers.