When are they bathing at Epiphany?
The tradition of immersing oneself in baptism into waterexisted among the Greeks even before the adoption of Christianity in Russia. With the Baptism in 988, Russia, it eventually spread to our ancestors. Many will be interested to know when to bathe at Epiphany.
Today it is considered that baptismal bathingbrings purification, both spiritual and physical. Bathe on Epiphany is accepted to begin at midnight on the 19th of January and beyond that throughout the day. According to the custom, during the bathing the believer must dive into the water three times with the head, at the same time he must be baptized and pronounce the phrase: "In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit!". Bathing takes place in a hole cut in the form of a cross - the Jordan. Admission to the Divine Grace is considered complete, if before bathing a person holds the service held on the Epiphany Eve and puts a candle.