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  1. I usually answer such questions from the religious point of view, but here I will take a scientific approach. For the most part, the fact that the water does not spoil is due to the presence of silver ions in it, which appear there (albeit in a small amount) after lowering the silver cross there. Also, not the least role is played by how to store this water.

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  2. Holy water is kept in a silver dish and a silver cross is lowered into it. This kills all the bacteria that could multiply in the water, as a result of which it would rot. The same goes for willow trees. Tannins in its composition kill bacteria, and the water is preserved for a long time.

  3. As far as I know, there is no scientific explanation for the fact that holy water does not spoil. Usually, people stock up on holy water on January 19, on Epiphany, and use it for a whole year.

  4. I have ordinary tap water does not spoil if it is hermetically sealed or stands in a dark place. And my friend had holy water collected in Sergiev Posad and it went bad. So it doesn't depend on holiness.

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