Orthodox Christians celebrate Baptism throughout Russia

Orthodox Christians celebrate Epiphany across Russia. In memory of the baptism of Jesus Christ in the waters of the Jordan, the faithful consecrate the water and plunge into ice font.



Servicemen of the strategic Missile forces in the suburban Vlasikha after Liturgy in the Church of St. Elijah of Murom went in procession to the baptismal font. This year, the ablution has committed more than 1,000 troops


In Yekaterinburg, in the Epiphany bathing was attended by servicemen of the connection of the railway troops. The font was installed in the heated tent, there was held a festive service. All military units of the Central military district have prepared about fifty of these ice-holes.


Bathed that night, and military units of the Moscow region. To separate regiment communication airborne font organized on Bear lake. Before soldiers and officers took bath, there was the rite of the Great consecration of the water, and the bathing was held under the singing of the Church choir.


In Sevastopol, the night also held a procession and lighting of the waters of the Black Sea.


In the night of 19 January in Yakutsk, the Archbishop Yakut and Lensky Roman blessed the main baptismal font Yakutia. As expected, more than 60 thousand inhabitants of the Republic to plunge into the baptismal font, despite the fact that the air temperature is minus 35 degrees.

Photo: Alexey Ivanov / TRK “Star”