The first. This is an unavoidable health risk, made consciously and voluntarily. The risk that comes into confrontation with the Gospel. Christ responds to the tempting devil: “It is written also:“ Do not tempt the Lord of your God ”(Matthew 4: 7). If you want to follow up on your chapters (It’s not when it comes to bathing.) “It’s not really bad.” To follow such a statement is tantamount to demanding a miracle from God. What’s bad about it ?! And this is what the Gospel narrates: “… And they demanded him. What does this kind of require a sign? "(Mark 8: 11-12);“ But they said, “A wicked and adulterous race seeks signs …” (Matthew 12:39; 16: 4).
The second. Shouting Open the “Board Book for Church Scientists”
It is also used for the consecration of temples, altars, the holy communion cup, holy icons, etc. For the sacrament of baptism For those who have been drinking, drinking, drinking water, watering, bathing in the shrine. For me, bathing in the middle of the sea; It is understood that the cohort participates everywhere in the baptismal bathing, it can be understood. Third. Epiphany bathing is a hotbed of superstition. Turn again to
What does our Symbol of Faith answer? "I believe in one baptism for the remission of sins."
Listen, read, look at the Internet, who wants to get a grip of the Epiphany. General will not find. It’s not a problem, but it’s not a problem.
Fourth. The Epiphany bathing is not a tradition, or is it based on the patristic admonition. Father Archimandrite Ioann (Maslov) at a liturgy lesson; he taught us this as a negative example. Knowing many deeply religious people since childhood, I have never heard of Epiphany!
Having described the superstitious custom of Epiphany bathing,