Orthodox believers mark Epiphany Eve today

18.01.2017
Today, the Orthodox Christians celebrate the Epiphany Eve. The day forestalls one of the greatest Christian holidays – the Epiphany. Long ceremonial services are held in all temples of Belarus. Metropolitan of Minsk and Zaslavl Pavel performed a divine service at the Holy Spirit cathedral in Minsk. By the night, the Orthodox believers will prepare ice holes in water reservoirs for one of the most popular rituals. Plunging in Epiphany water starts at midnight. People believe, that the ablution heals and invigorates.
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