There are many different superstitions associated with Christian traditions and customs, many of which are tightly fixed in the minds of the people.
Such superstitions include the idea that the consecrated baptismal water differs from the Epiphany.
Great water brewing is performed twice a year: On the Feast of the Baptism of Jesus Christ (January 19), as well as on the Epiphany Christmas Eve (January 18th). Some people mistakenly believe that the water that is sanctified these days is different in its properties.
Epiphany water is water, whichIs consecrated on Epiphany Christmas Eve. Some people can call this water differently - Sopelnikovo. Directly on the feast of Epiphany the so-called Epiphany water is consecrated. It should be noted that the people do not have a clear naming of water, sanctified on the Feast of Baptism and on Christmas Eve. Some call consecrated water on Christmas Eve for Epiphany, others for Sochelnikovo. Sometimes also the Epiphany water is called the one that is consecrated on the Feast of the Baptism of Jesus Christ. In this case, the water, consecrated on Christmas Eve, remains so by the name - Sochelnikovskaya. It should be noted that in such superstition, etymology is not so much important as the fact that water from two water bodies is different, and therefore it must be used in different ways, because water has various fertile properties.
Some Orthodox Christians believe thatWater, consecrated on Epiphany Christmas Eve, is used only for sprinkling of dwellings, kitchen gardens, or any things. That is, this water, in their opinion is used "out". The water from the Feast of Baptism is taken solely inside.
This idea of holy water has nothingIn common with the Christian liturgical tradition. It is impossible to divide the water of the Epiphany and the Epiphany according to the fact that the rank of the water consecration is accomplished alone. All the prayers and petitions of the priest during the water consecration are identical. Water, consecrated on Epiphany Christmas Eve, does not differ in its properties from the water sanctified on the feast itself.
It turns out that the double great water connection is due not to the differences in the properties of the sanctified water, but to the usual indication of the theological charter.
Some can see the difference in water in thatOn Christmas Eve smaller vessels are consecrated. From this, superstition proponents make erroneous conclusions about the fact that the Sochelnik water is needed less, the strength of this shrine is also less. Epiphany water is sanctified a lot. This is supposedly due to the fact that it is more "holy". In fact, on Christmas Eve, less water is consecrated so that the believers can disassemble it before the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord, because the celebration will also be accompanied by a water consecration, for which it is necessary to completely empty the tanks.
Thus, the difference between the Epiphany(Sopelnikovo) water and the Epiphany does not exist. All the water consecrated by the rank of the great water sanctification is a holy agiosm and has the same fertile properties and "strength."