Epiphany bathing canceled in Norilsk
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Epiphany bathing canceled in Norilsk

January 13, 2021

After consecration in churches, everyone can take holy water.

#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Epiphany bathing was canceled in on the night of January 19.

“Usually about three thousand people come to us, but this year, due to the pandemic, they’ve decided not to risk it,” said Natalya Karpushkina, founder of the Taimyr Ice-Swimmers public organization.

For the same reasons, there will be no traditional mass Epiphany events at the Ol-Gul ski lodge. Holy water can be taken in the temples of the city.

“Everyone can take holy water on the 18th of January after the church service, which will begin at 8 am. It will end by approximately 13 o’clock. Then at 23.30 Epiphany services will begin, this year they will be held at night. In the cathedral on Pushkin street, 11, at midnight, the Divine Liturgy will begin, after which the water will also be consecrated”, the press service of the Norilsk and Turukhan dioceses said.

At 9 am on January 19, the Divine Liturgy will be served in the Church of the Nativity of John the Baptist.

In Krasnoyarsk, the clergy also decided to heed the recommendations of Rospotrebnadzor for the health of parishioners. This year the Krasnoyarsk diocese will not organize Epiphany dip.

Text: Angelica Stepanova, Photo: Nikolay Shchipko

January 13, 2021

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