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18 January 2023, 13:02

Theophany Eve in Belarus

Consecration of water
Consecration of water

On this day believers get ready to celebrate one of the most important holidays of the Eastern Orthodox Church - the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord, or Theophany, that is marked on 19 January. There is a church tradition that prescribes abstinence from almost all foods until the candle is taken out at the morning liturgy on 19 January.

Photos by Leonid Shcheglov

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