Russian Orthodox Epiphany Celebration Lake Zurich

Last Saturday, January 6, I was party to a very special event at Lake Zurich. The Russian Orthodox church in Zurich was celebrating Epiphany. Epiphany marks two events in the life of Jesus Christ: the visit of the Magi to Jesus in the stable in Bethlehem, and the baptism of Jesus by John the Baptist.

Inspired by this event, members of the Russian Orthodox church traditionally celebrate this by submersion into lakes or rivers blessed by Orthodox priests. Last Saturday members of the Russian Orthodox congregation in Zurich decided to use Lake Zurich for this purpose.

It was a beautiful service; even though I am a convinced protestant, I felt completely included.

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Equipment: Nikon D750 – Tamron 28-75


 

 

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