Holy Water of Epiphany Protects Against Trouble and Misfortune


The Feast of Epiphany, which is celebrated by the Orthodox Church in honour of the evangelic event when Jesus Christ was baptized in the Jordan River by John the Baptist, has become a good tradition at our Combine. For the second year in a row, the father superior of the St. Anatolius Church in Zaporozhye Igor Vikhtevsky officiates the Great rite of blessing the water for the workers of the Enterprise who have no possibility to attend the solemn service in a church because of the working day.

Today, owing to the heavy snowfall the sacramental rite had to be administered in the building of the Central Control Post of ZTMC. The number of people willing to attend the service was so great that there was hardly enough room for everybody in the spacious hall. Nevertheless, as the saying goes: the more the merrier.

“The Feast is also called Holy Manifestation of the Divinity of Our Lord, because during the baptism of Christ all three persons of the Holy Trinity appeared to people”, explained father Igor. “But not only Christ was baptized in the waters of Jordan River – the water itself was consecrated having admitted Our Lord. That is why the water of Epiphany has a special healing and spiritual power.”