Cold Water Immersion on Theophany, 2014

On Sunday 6/19 January, 2014, we once again celebrate the Feast of Theophany, on which day there is the Great Blessing of Waters in commemoration of the Baptism of Our Lord, God and Saviour, Jesus Christ.

After Divine Liturgy, believers are invited to honour an old Russian tradition of immersing themselves in cold water outside the Cathedral, in the Harvard Road churchyard. Participants should bring with them a towel.