The orthodox holiday Christening Господне marks today the Kishinev Hristorozhdestvensky cathedral. Divine service and ceremony of consecration of water were spent by the Metropolitan Chisinau and all Moldova Vladimir. The Christmas Christmas-tide comes to an end with this holiday. Under the bible the Christ крещен in river Jordan waters, it also has given, the holiday name. On the eve of an orthodox Christening, that is on January, 18th, all family, as well as before Christmas, as a rule gathers behind a table. But to a table only fast dishes because so all the day long on the eve of the Christening it is impossible nothing move is, as a severe post.
The ceremony the Christening - special ritual of orthodox church, making which, окрещаемый is cleared of sins and are nasty last life. In this case clarification means is water. In Russia this ceremony - bathing in an ice-hole. It is considered, that on the night of a holiday of the Christening water possesses surprising properties: not only clears, but also relieves of various illnesses. It is noticed, that the water typed on an orthodox Christening, remains fresh longer. There are also assumptions, that this night water changes the structure to that occurrence of miracle properties is obliged at execution of a ceremony of a christening a little.