Those who visit here regularly know that I am Greek Orthodox. I was baptized by my grandfather, Nicholas Speliotis – a Greek Orthodox priest – shortly before he died. As Christian sects go, Greek Orthodoxy is very moderate. We avoid extremes, and that is part of its growing charm (Greek Orthodoxy is the fastest growing Christian sect in America).
But Greek Orthodoxy is only one of many different kinds of orthodoxy, and some are more extreme than others.
Click on the link below to see a video showing a Russian Orthodox tradition to commemorate the Epiphany:
Believe me, Greeks would never, ever do that.
At least not in such cold weather.