Orthodox and Greek Catholic believers celebrate Epiphany

18:33, 19 January 2017

The believers of the Orthodox and the Greek Catholic Churches celebrate the Epiphany, one of the most honored religious holidays of the winter cycle.

The holiday marks the solemn baptizing of Jesus Christ in Jordan River. On this day, priests consecrate water in ponds and rivers. There is also a good custom to bathe in the icy waters.

In the Orthodox and the Greek Catholic traditions, the Epiphany actually marks the end of the Christmas holidays.