The US Ambassador came to the New Jerusalem to bathe in the font

© RIA Novosti / Sergey Pathiterator in fotobounce on the territory of the new Jerusalem monastery. Archival photoThe US Ambassador came to the New Jerusalem to bathe in the font© RIA Novosti / Sergey Pathiterator the image Bank

The delegation of the US Embassy headed by Ambassador John Huntsman came to new Jerusalem monastery in the Moscow region, the correspondent of RIA Novosti from the event.

Now, the Ambassador and staff visiting the monastery, the management of the monastery was organized for them a tour. It is then expected that the Ambassador will plunge into the Jordan.

Font-appointed monastery on the river Istra 100 metres from the walls of the monastery (it is also called the Jordan by analogy with the Holy land). Lead to wooden steps that come with green track. About font are tents for changing clothes.

Before the arrival of the delegation of the Embassy of the tracks and font are cleared of ice.

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It is dedicated to the baptism of Jesus in the river Jordan.© RIA Novosti / Alexei to Mangalapura in fotobank Church tradition the feast is called the Epiphany – according to the gospel, after Christ has plunged into the waters of the river, there was a phenomenon of all three persons of the Godhead: God the Father from heaven testified of the Son and the Holy Spirit as a dove descended on Jesus.The US Ambassador came to the New Jerusalem to bathe in the font© RIA Novosti / Alexei to Mangalapura in fotobank Church tradition the feast is called the Epiphany – according to the gospel, after Christ has plunged into the waters of the river, there was a phenomenon of all three persons of the Godhead: God the Father from heaven testified of the Son and the Holy Spirit as a dove descended on Jesus.© RIA Novosti / Vitaly to Incomerate in fotoboekroemenie and parishioners of many temples in the feast of the Baptism we go to the pond, where pre-porubitsya ice (usually in the form of a cross), and with prayer thrice immersed in water.The US Ambassador came to the New Jerusalem to bathe in the font© RIA Novosti / Vitaly to Incomerate in fotoboekroemenie and parishioners of many temples in the feast of the Baptism we go to the pond, where pre-porubitsya ice (usually in the form of a cross), and with prayer thrice immersed in water.© RIA Novosti / Nikolay to Hinakura in photovacation holiday in the MOE advised all those wishing to assess their capabilities and health status before the immersion in the baptismal font.The US Ambassador came to the New Jerusalem to bathe in the font© RIA Novosti / Nikolay to Hinakura in photovacation holiday in the MOE advised all those wishing to assess their capabilities and health status before the immersion in the baptismal font.© RIA Novosti / Alexei to Dancespace in motobanquistas of the festival «St. Petersburg Beauty» during the traditional swim on Epiphany eve on the Neva river in Saint-cultural environment.The US Ambassador came to the New Jerusalem to bathe in the font© RIA Novosti / Alexei to Dancespace in motobanquistas of the festival «St. Petersburg Beauty» during the traditional swim on Epiphany eve on the Neva river in Saint-cultural environment.© RIA Novosti / Maxim to Bogodeeva in fotobanka Epiphany eve on the lake near the Raifa Bogoroditsky monastery in Tatarstan.The US Ambassador came to the New Jerusalem to bathe in the font© RIA Novosti / Maxim to Bogodeeva in fotobanka Epiphany eve on the lake near the Raifa Bogoroditsky monastery in Tatarstan.© RIA Novosti / Maxim to Bogodeeva in photobacteria Christmas eve — a day of strict fasting prior to the feast of the Epiphany, or Theophany. 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Kremlin in Moscow.The US Ambassador came to the New Jerusalem to bathe in the font© RIA Novosti / Vitaly to Belowaverage in photosangelina a prayer service at the eve of the Epiphany at the Church of Saint Nicholas in Izmailovo Kremlin in Moscow.© RIA Novosti / Alexei to Mangalapura in fotolachestvennye of water in the Cossack Bay in Sevastopol.The US Ambassador came to the New Jerusalem to bathe in the font© RIA Novosti / Alexei to Mangalapura in fotolachestvennye of water in the Cossack Bay in Sevastopol.© RIA Novosti / Alexei to Dancespace in motobanquistas of the festival «St. Petersburg Beauty» during the traditional festive swim in the river.The US Ambassador came to the New Jerusalem to bathe in the font© RIA Novosti / Alexei to Dancespace in motobanquistas of the festival «St. Petersburg Beauty» during the traditional festive swim in the river.© RIA Novosti / Alexander Krauledat in fotobanka to the experts, plunge into the hole is best for neck, without wetting the head, to avoid reflex vasoconstriction brain.The US Ambassador came to the New Jerusalem to bathe in the font© RIA Novosti / Alexander Krauledat in fotobanka to the experts, plunge into the hole is best for neck, without wetting the head, to avoid reflex vasoconstriction brain.© RIA Novosti / Alexander Krauledat in Photobacterium gather water on «the Holy spring» in Iskitim district of Novosibirsk region.The US Ambassador came to the New Jerusalem to bathe in the font© RIA Novosti / Alexander Krauledat in Photobacterium gather water on «the Holy spring» in Iskitim district of Novosibirsk region.© RIA Novosti / Evgeny to Novostinearly in photobacteria ice swimming, experts recommend to warm up the body, making the workout or a quick jog.The US Ambassador came to the New Jerusalem to bathe in the font© RIA Novosti / Evgeny to Novostinearly in photobacteria ice swimming, experts recommend to warm up the body, making the workout or a quick jog.© RIA Novosti / Maxim to Bogodeeva in fotoreceptori Tatarstan Theophanes during the service on Epiphany eve on the Raifa lake.The US Ambassador came to the New Jerusalem to bathe in the font© RIA Novosti / Maxim to Bogodeeva in fotoreceptori Tatarstan Theophanes during the service on Epiphany eve on the Raifa lake.© RIA Novosti / Evgeny to Novostinearly in photobacteria Christmas eve in the territory of the Svyatoozerskaya Valday Iversky Bogoroditsky monastery in the Novgorod region.The US Ambassador came to the New Jerusalem to bathe in the font© RIA Novosti / Evgeny to Novostinearly in photobacteria Christmas eve in the territory of the Svyatoozerskaya Valday Iversky Bogoroditsky monastery in the Novgorod region.© RIA Novosti / Pavel to Listenpreise in fotoannunci Epiphany bathing in the pond city of Nevyansk, Sverdlovsk region.The US Ambassador came to the New Jerusalem to bathe in the font© RIA Novosti / Pavel to Listenpreise in fotoannunci Epiphany bathing in the pond city of Nevyansk, Sverdlovsk region.© RIA Novosti / Evgeny to Novostinearly in fotoreceptori Novgorod and Staraya Russa Leo consecrates the baptismal font in the territory of the Svyatoozerskaya Valday Iversky Bogoroditsky monastery in the Novgorod region.The US Ambassador came to the New Jerusalem to bathe in the font© RIA Novosti / Evgeny to Novostinearly in fotoreceptori Novgorod and Staraya Russa Leo consecrates the baptismal font in the territory of the Svyatoozerskaya Valday Iversky Bogoroditsky monastery in the Novgorod region.© RIA Novosti / Evgeny to Novostinearly in photomontages in the hole recommend no more than one minute to avoid total hypothermia.The US Ambassador came to the New Jerusalem to bathe in the font© RIA Novosti / Evgeny to Novostinearly in photomontages in the hole recommend no more than one minute to avoid total hypothermia.© RIA Novosti / Vitaly to Incomerate in photobacteria swimming in the penal colony №41 in Ussuriysk in Primorsky Krai.The US Ambassador came to the New Jerusalem to bathe in the font© RIA Novosti / Vitaly to Incomerate in photobacteria swimming in the penal colony №41 in Ussuriysk in Primorsky Krai.© Page of the US Consulate in VladivostokAvia part in Epiphany bathing and the staff of the U.S. Consulate General in Vladivostok.The US Ambassador came to the New Jerusalem to bathe in the font© Page of the US Consulate in VladivostokAvia part in Epiphany bathing and the staff of the U.S. Consulate General in Vladivostok. /

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