Tuesday, 19 October 2021

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Russia Celebrates Epiphany

MOSCOW: Eastern Orthodox churches, including Russia’s one, celebrate Epiphany. The occasion marks the baptism of Jesus Christ and traditionally incorporates ice bathing on the eve of the feast. Orthodox Christians across Russia braved the freezing weather to take dips in icy waters to celebrate Epiphany. The rite is not mandatory, but is believed to cleanse the ...

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