The rite of triple immersion

• The rite of triple immersion

January 19, Orthodox Christians washed away their sins in the Jordan - Phillips hole on natural waters. Such is the custom of the feast of the Baptism of the Lord of the religious, the final series of Christmas Yuletide. According to biblical legend, on this day the world was the first time the Holy Trinity - God the Father, of the Son proclaimed from heaven, the Son, was baptized in the Jordan River, and the Holy Spirit descended upon the Son in the form of a dove.

Traditionally, the way to make the reservoirs on Epiphany procession. The priest is a prayer, dropping into a hole the cross three times. After that people gain from the hole and the water, drenching themselves perform the ritual triple immersion.

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Serbia. Belgrade.

The rite of triple immersion

Serbia. Vrachev Guy.

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Russia. St. Petersburg.

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Kyrgyzstan. Sretenka.

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Belarus. Zadomlya.

The rite of triple immersion

Montenegro. Podgorica.

The rite of triple immersion

Russia. Ordynka, Novosibirsk.

The rite of triple immersion

Belarus. Zadomlya.

The rite of triple immersion

Belarus. Minsk.

The rite of triple immersion

Russia. Istra, Moscow region.