Orthodox believers celebrate one of the twelve great holidays of the church calendar – the Baptism of the Lord. On this day, according to the Gospel, John the Baptist baptized Jesus Christ in the Jordan River. During the ceremony, the divine purpose of the Savior became apparent, therefore the holiday is also called the Epiphany. The main Epiphany tradition is the consecration of water. Believers rush to the temples after her. Many plunge into the font. It is believed that holy water has healing powers.