I want to congratulate with the upcoming big Orthodox holiday baptism of the Lord. Actually after Christmas all these days are considered Holy, that is, full of fertile energy. Once this holiday is the Nativity and the Baptism were celebrated together, and then the priests were divided into two holidays, and now we celebrate Christmas separately, and separately the Baptism. The main symbol of this holiday is Holy water, which is in all sources on the land is this day Holy, so people are trying to this day to dive into any source of healing, for the sake of purification.
Most of the territory of Russia, water sources, rivers, lakes covered with ice, so the hole cut through for those wishing to take a dip. Despite the cold wanting quite a lot. In the Crimea, fell to the Christmas snow has melted, and the sea and rivers, and lakes do not freeze, as if the winter is approaching, two or three days. Everyone satisfied with a swim in the sea (see here ) and dive into the many healing sources are perceived as such to this day. Before the swim sea water, usually Evesham father. The great swims Continue reading