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Rayakan Hari Epiphany, Warga Rusia Berendam Air Es

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Selasa, 19 Jan 2021 21:29 WIB

Moskow - Ribuan umat Kristen Ortodoks Rusia, memperingati Hari Epiphany pada 19 Januari waktu setempat dengan menceburkan diri dan berendam di kolam air es.

Lithuanian Orthodox believers bathe in the icy water shortly after midnight during a traditional Epiphany celebration in a lake near Vilnius, Lithuania, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021. Water that is blessed by a cleric on Epiphany is considered holy and pure until next year's celebration, and is believed to have special powers of protection and healing. (AP Photo/Mindaugas Kulbis)

Berbagai warga Rusia di seantero Rusia, melakoni hal serupa, di mana kolam yang akan jadi tempat mereka menceburkan diri, diberkati terlebih dulu oleh pendeta setempat masing-masing. AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko  

Lithuanian Orthodox believers bathe in the icy water shortly after midnight during a traditional Epiphany celebration in a lake near Vilnius, Lithuania, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021. Water that is blessed by a cleric on Epiphany is considered holy and pure until next year's celebration, and is believed to have special powers of protection and healing. (AP Photo/Mindaugas Kulbis)

Ritual ini dianggap sebagai salah satu cara untuk para umat Kristen Ortodoks, membersihkan diri dari segala dosa yang dilakukan selama setahun terakhir. AP Photo/Tatiana Gasich  

Lithuanian Orthodox believers bathe in the icy water shortly after midnight during a traditional Epiphany celebration in a lake near Vilnius, Lithuania, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021. Water that is blessed by a cleric on Epiphany is considered holy and pure until next year's celebration, and is believed to have special powers of protection and healing. (AP Photo/Mindaugas Kulbis)

Di Ibu Kota Rusia, Moskva, otoritas setempat menyediakan 60 situs kolam es yang punya suhu rata-rata minus 10 derajat celcius untuk para warganya. AP Photo/Tatiana Gasich  

Lithuanian Orthodox believers bathe in the icy water shortly after midnight during a traditional Epiphany celebration in a lake near Vilnius, Lithuania, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021. Water that is blessed by a cleric on Epiphany is considered holy and pure until next year's celebration, and is believed to have special powers of protection and healing. (AP Photo/Mindaugas Kulbis)

Ritual ini tak hanya dilakukan di Rusia saja. Para tentara Rusia yang tengah bertugas di Suriah juga disediakan kolam-kolam karet yang berisi air es oleh Kementerian Pertahanan Rusia. AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky  

Lithuanian Orthodox believers bathe in the icy water shortly after midnight during a traditional Epiphany celebration in a lake near Vilnius, Lithuania, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021. Water that is blessed by a cleric on Epiphany is considered holy and pure until next year's celebration, and is believed to have special powers of protection and healing. (AP Photo/Mindaugas Kulbis)

Hari Epiphany menandai pembaptisan Yesus di sungai Yordan oleh Santo Yohanes dan secara tradisional diadakan di Rusia dengan menggunakan kalender Julian dan dirayakan setiap tahunnya pada tanggal 19 Januari. AP Photo/Mindaugas Kulbis  

Lithuanian Orthodox believers bathe in the icy water shortly after midnight during a traditional Epiphany celebration in a lake near Vilnius, Lithuania, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021. Water that is blessed by a cleric on Epiphany is considered holy and pure until next year's celebration, and is believed to have special powers of protection and healing. (AP Photo/Mindaugas Kulbis)

Hari penanggalan tersebut tidak saja berlaku di Rusia, namun juga di negara-negara lain seperti Mesir, Suriah dan Libanon. AP Photo/Mindaugas Kulbis  

Lithuanian Orthodox believers bathe in the icy water shortly after midnight during a traditional Epiphany celebration in a lake near Vilnius, Lithuania, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021. Water that is blessed by a cleric on Epiphany is considered holy and pure until next year's celebration, and is believed to have special powers of protection and healing. (AP Photo/Mindaugas Kulbis)

Walaupun suhu pada saat itu berkisar -26C, para jemaat tidak mengurungkan niatnya untuk terjun ke kolam dan sungai. AP Photo/Mindaugas Kulbis  

Rayakan Hari Epiphany, Warga Rusia Berendam Air Es
Rayakan Hari Epiphany, Warga Rusia Berendam Air Es
Rayakan Hari Epiphany, Warga Rusia Berendam Air Es
Rayakan Hari Epiphany, Warga Rusia Berendam Air Es
Rayakan Hari Epiphany, Warga Rusia Berendam Air Es
Rayakan Hari Epiphany, Warga Rusia Berendam Air Es
Rayakan Hari Epiphany, Warga Rusia Berendam Air Es