United States  

Celebrating 10 Years of Trusted News Discovery
One News Page
> >

Russians plunge into icy waters to mark feast of Epiphany

SeattlePI.com Tuesday, 22 January 2019
MOSCOW (AP) — Across Russia, the devout and the daring are observing the Orthodox Christian feast day of Epiphany by immersing themselves in frigid water through holes cut through the ice of lakes and rivers. Epiphany celebrates the revelation of Jesus Christ as the incarnation of God through his baptism in the River Jordan. Russian believers imitate the baptism by entering the water and ducking themselves three times either on the evening before Epiphany or on that Jan. 19 feast day. Many make the sign of the cross, some others hold their noses. Some of the people who do it scurry out quickly and wrap themselves in large towels. But many seem unfazed by it all and extol the practice as strengthening both the soul and the body.
0
shares
ShareTweetSavePostSend
 
Credit: euronews (in English) - Published < > Embed
News video: Russian Orthodox worshippers brave icy conditions for Epiphany

▶ Russian Orthodox worshippers brave icy conditions for Epiphany 01:25

Across Russia Orthodox Christians celebrate Epiphany by immersing themselves in freezing water through holes cut through the ice.

You Might Like


Recent related videos from verified sources

Orthodox believers swim In Icy waters to mark Epiphany in Serbia [Video]Orthodox believers swim In Icy waters to mark Epiphany in Serbia

Orthodox feast of Epiphany was celebrated all over Serbia with swimming in freezing rivers and lakes

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:50Published

Marchers Parade Through Waist-High Icy Waters [Video]Marchers Parade Through Waist-High Icy Waters

A troupe of men paraded down an icy canal in Bulgaria to mark Epiphany, a Christian holiday connected to Christmas. In the Orthodox tradition, Epiphany celebrates the baptism of Jesus in the River..

Credit: Inside Edition     Duration: 01:31Published

Bulgarian Orthodox men celebrate Epiphany in frozen river [Video]Bulgarian Orthodox men celebrate Epiphany in frozen river

Around one hundred men danced in the icy waters of the Tundzha River in Kalofer and helped the youngest participant retrieve a crucifix in the frozen river as part of celebrations for the Christian..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:01Published

Bulgarians dance in icy river in traditional Epiphany celebration [Video]Bulgarians dance in icy river in traditional Epiphany celebration

Around one hundred men danced in the icy waters of the Tundzha River in the Bulgarian village of Kalofer on Sunday as part of celebrations for the Christian holiday of Epiphany. Rough cut (no reporter..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:53Published

Russians Living in the Coldest Region Use Chainsaws to Get Their Fresh Water [Video]Russians Living in the Coldest Region Use Chainsaws to Get Their Fresh Water

Russians Living in the Coldest Region Use Chainsaws to Get Their Fresh Water

Credit: Vocativ - Affiliate     Duration: 00:44Published


Tweets about this


Other recent news in Lifestyle

The sperm donor who plans to TRAVEL the world to impregnate womenHundreds stranded as bankrupt British airline FLYBMI collapses
UNIVERSAL MEDICINE cult leader exposed as 'cancer-curing' charlatanFilm workers protest against PULWAMA attack, warn on hiring Pakistani artistes
Environmentally friendly: One News Page is hosted on servers powered solely by renewable energy
© 2019 One News Page Ltd. All Rights Reserved.
About us  |  Contact us  |  Disclaimer  |  Press Room  |  Terms & Conditions  |  Content Accreditation
 RSS  |  News for my Website  |  Free news search widget  |  Contact us  |  DMCA / Content Removal  |  Privacy & Data Protection Policy
How are we doing? Send us your feedback  |   LIKE us on Facebook   FOLLOW us on Twitter  •  FOLLOW us on Pinterest