September 22, 2020

Wash Your Shoes, but Not Here



Wash Your Shoes, but Not Here
Clean shoes are important, but so is how you go about cleaning them. Image by bowonpat via freepik

In this Time of Coronavirus, keeping your extremities clean is important. A few men in Kaliningrad, however, took things a bit too far. Video on social media shows five men in Kaliningrad washing their shoes at a holy site.

The site, known as the Life-Giving Spring, is located in a chapel dedicated to the icon of the Mother of God on the city's Victory Square. The incriminating video was apparently shot by the men themselves. They can be overheard commenting on their actions, saying "For them, this is holy water, but we clean our feet in nature.”

One of the men apparently regretted the group’s actions, as he came clean in another video on social media that was laced with an apology: “Since we behaved very badly there, I really want to apologize, this will not happen again. I just didn’t think it was such serious water.” According to the Kaliningrad diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church, police are investigating the case.

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