Monday , 21 April 2014

Best Photos From Russian Epiphany 2013

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Russians cut holes in the ice of lakes and rivers, often in the shape of the cross… Participants in the ritual may dip themselves three times under the water, honoring the Holy Trinity, to symbolically wash away their sins from the past year, and to experience a sense of spiritual rebirth. Orthodox priests are on hand to bless the water, and rescuers are on hand to monitor the safety of the swimmers in the ice-cold water.

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One comment

  1. Can you imagine how many contaminated that water must be

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