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    Russian Orthodox Christians celebrate Epiphany by jumping into freezing water

    David R Arnott writes:
    pb 110118 epiphany da1photoblog900 - Russian Orthodox Christians jump into freezing watSergei Chirikov / EPA
    Russian Orthodox Christians lower a young girl into the cold water of the Moskva river as they celebrate the Epiphany holiday in Moscow, Russia on Jan. 18.


    pb 110118 epiphany da2photoblog900 - Russian Orthodox Christians jump into freezing watSergei Chirikov / EPA
    A Russian Orthodox Christian woman prays while diving into the icy water of the Moskva river, as another woman looks on and collects water believing that it is holy in Moscow, Russia on Jan. 18.


    A couple of weeks ago. The Russian Orthodox Church follows the Julian Calendar, so they will be observing the feast tomorrow. According to photographer Sergei Chirikov, who took these pictures today, many Russians mark the holiday by diving into the cold waters of their local river.





    Last edited by ~Maliha~; 10-04-2012 at 07:04 AM.

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