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Orthodox epiphany celebrations around the world

A man swims in a lake in Minsk, January 18, 2014. Orthodox believers mark Epiphany, which falls on January 19, by immersing themselves in icy waters regardless of the weather.  (REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko)

Orthodox epiphany celebrations around the world

Yahoo News

Orthodox Christians celebrate the religious holiday of Epiphany according to the Gregorian calendar on January 19. In some countries Orthodox priests bless the waters by throwing a cross into it which worshippers try to retrieve. It is believed that catching the cross leads to health and prosperity. (Reuters)

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