Jesus Baptism make Orthodox Christians chook body inside water wit ice block

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E don tey wey worshippers across Russia and Eastern Europe go enta cold water wey dey freezer, to take mark wen Jesus baptize inside River Jordan.

And dis event na one of holidays wey important pass for di Orthodox Christian calendar.

Every 19 January, Epiphany na di remembrance of di baptism of Jesus inside River Jordan.

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Priest conduct Epiphany ceremony wit worshipper Image copyright Reuters
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To mark di event many Orthodox Christians go soak demsef inside cold water dey don nearly turn to block. Dem fit dip demsef inside three time to take honour di Holy Trinity.

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One Orthodox priest dey bless di water for Svyatoye, wey dey outskirts of Russia capital, Moscow Image copyright AFP
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Dem believe say di tradition dey bring good health to worshippers and dey wash dia sins comot. Above, one Orthodox priest dey bless di water for Svyatoye, wey dey outskirts of Russia capital, Moscow.

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See how organisers for Russia dey prepare di hole wey go carri di freezing water
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Worshippers believe say all water dey turn to holy water on Epiphany. Some also tink say di freezing water dey good for di health.

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One man enta cold water for lake Image copyright Reuters
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Serbia Orthodox Christians jump into di cold water of di Sava river for Belgrade Image copyright AFP
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For Serbia Orthodox worshippers jump inside di cold water of di Sava river in Belgrade.

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Vladimir Putin inside cold water Image copyright Getty Images
Image example And who fit forget Russia presido Vladimir Putin wen e do im own Epiphany celebration for 2018
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For dis picture, one woman just comot from inside water for di Russia city of Omsk, wia temperatures don drop to below -10C (14F).

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One inmate soak imsef for high-security prison Omsk, Russia Image copyright Reuters
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Dis prison guards dey monitor inmates as dem enta di hole for ground wey get di cold water, for Omsk high-security prison.

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Serbian Orthodox chrsitians pose for a photo Image copyright AFP
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Worshippers pose for photo afta dem swim dia cold water swim finish for Belgrade Sava River.

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