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An Orthodox priest is baptising Eva in a village church near Kostroma

Father George Edelstein, an 87-year old priest at a church in Karabanovo village near Kostroma is baptising Eva, a daughter of local parishioners. The local parish in unusually large — thanks to George. His friend told me that „people come for God, but stay for Edelstein“.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 11.2018
Date Uploaded: 11.2019
Photo Location: Karabanovo village, Russia
Camera: NIKON D600
Copyright: © Denis Kaminev