The US Ambassador will take part in Epiphany bathing
MOSCOW, 19 Jul — RIA Novosti. U.S. Ambassador to Russia John huntsman will be happy to participate in Epiphany bathing, told RIA Novosti press-Secretary of the American Embassy Maria Olson.
She told me that next weekend Ambassador “with the kind assistance of the Russian Orthodox Church will visit the Voskresensky new Jerusalem monastery, accompanied by family members, the Deputy head of mission Anthony Godfrey, and other staff of the Embassy of the United States.”
“Ambassador huntsman is committed to learn more about the spiritual traditions and the great history of Russia, including about the traditions of Epiphany bathing. He will first participate in such event. Ambassador huntsman will be happy to participate in Epiphany bathing, and he heard a lot about this unforgettable experience from their Russian friends,” said Olson.