Epiphany in Russia 2014…

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Crazy Russians…

Moscow is getting geared up for the Orthodox holiday of Epiphany celebrated on January 19, 2014. There will be set up some 70+ areas in the city for the people who want to scrub away their sins by bathing in icy cold water…

Epiphany commemorates the time of the happening of the baptism of Jesus Christ in the River Jordan…

Last year over 350,000 Muscovite’s took part in the traditional yearly ritual…

Russia: That Is Cold!– Epiphany

Post by Kyle Keeton
Windows to Russia…

Want to see some good pictures. It is the same site that I got the one image above. I am telling you that people are nuts and jumping in icy water, blessed or not, is crazy… (Link Below)

Submerging into holy water: Russian Orthodox Baptism of Christ

kKEETON @ Windows to Russia…

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by admin MOSCOW, January 19 (RIA Novosti) – Almost 47,000 people in Moscow bathed in icy cold water on Epiphany on early Saturday as air temperature in the Russian capital stood at minus 13 degrees Celsius (+ 8.6 Fahrenheit), Moscow emergency situations department said. Epiphany, also known as Theophany, is one of the Great Feasts, marking the baptism of Jesus Christ by John the Baptist in the Jordan River and the beginning of his ministry, and the Russian Orthodox Church celebrates it on January 19 in line with the Julian calendar. Honoring an old Russian tradition, cross-shaped holes are cut… Read more »

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Zhann

They’re all crazy. I have friends that do this every year. Funny thing, they aren’t even religious (well, not really). Its more an act of manliness to them than anything religious. While my friends are likely in the minority here, I’m sure there are plenty more.