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In the U.S. it would be slandered as a cult but far more respect is do these “Orthodox Christians” than the local fair in the United States.

…to be peaceable and considerate, and to show true humility toward all men. (Titus 3:2)

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Orthodox Christians across Europe have celebrated the feast of Epiphany with icy dips in freezing water. The traditional date for the feast is January 6. However, Eastern Churches following the Julian Calendar observe the Theophany feast on what for most countries is January 19 because of the 13-day difference today between that calendar and the generally used Gregorian calendar. Above, an Orthodox believer dips into the icy waters of a pond during the celebration of the Epiphany holiday in Moscow.Picture: VASILY MAXIMOV/AFP/Getty Images

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