Meditation on the Epiphany [2]

Meditation on the Epiphany [2]

Fr. Lev Gillet   The day after Christmas is consecrated to the ‘synaxis of the Blessed Virgin Mary: all believers are invited to assemble in honour of her who made the Incarnation humanly possible. In the same way, the day after Epiphany (January 7) is consecrated to the ‘synaxis’ of...

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Meditation on the Epiphany [1]

Meditation on the Epiphany [1]

Fr. Lev Gillet* Epiphany was the first public manifestation of Christ. At the time of His birth, our Lord was revealed to a few privileged people. Today, all those who surround John, that is to say his own disciples and the crowd that has come to the banks of the...

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A Celebration of Epiphany and the Spirit of Silence

A Celebration of Epiphany and the Spirit of Silence

It’s been four years since my mom passed away, and I thought I was getting the hang of it all, of moving through loss, accepting absence, and learning how to replace empty space with gratefulness. My Orthodox Christian faith and avid practice of yoga both underscore the power and opportunity...

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Theophany: A Celebration of Holiness on the 12th Day of Christmas

Theophany: A Celebration of Holiness on the 12th Day of Christmas

Snow is everywhere. Not just in Boston, where my family and I live. If you are anywhere in eastern North America, chances are good that the blizzard hit you on Thursday, and that the landscape around you is white. The first time I saw so much snow was sixteen years...

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Epiphany, Christmas, and the March for Life

Epiphany, Christmas, and the March for Life

Welcome to “This Week in Orthodoxy”, the world’s only online video newscast focused on events in the life of the Orthodox Church. I’m Emmy Louvaris. These are some of the stories making headlines the week of January 13, 2017 * The Twelve days of Christmas conclude with Epiphany celebrations from...

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Blessing of the Water Service in Okinawa

Blessing of the Water Service in Okinawa

The Metropolis of Chicago is extremely proud to share this outdoor Blessing of the Water Service. This past Sunday Navy Lieutenant Commander Father David C. Hostetler, who calls Chicago his home, currently assigned Pastor of St. Nicholas Orthodox Chapel, US Marine Camp Foster on Okinawa, Japan, held the first ever...

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Guide and Redeemer

Guide and Redeemer

‘Behold the Lamb of God, Who takes away the sin of the world (Jn. 1, 29) Yesterday, my beloved friends, the Twelve Days of Christmas came to an end. They last from Christmas to Epiphany, with the exception of the eve of Epiphany. After the Twelve Days, the first feast...

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Theophany or Epiphany – 2

Theophany or Epiphany – 2

Saint John Chrysostom Which baptism was performed, in His case? Not that of the Jews, nor ours, nor John’s. Why? You yourselves, from your own view of baptism, can see that He wasn’t baptized for any sins, nor because He needed the Holy Spirit; therefore, as we’ve shown, this baptism...

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The Great Feast of Theophany in the Orthodox Church

The Great Feast of Theophany in the Orthodox Church

The OCN is pleased to share with you a short videoscribe presentation by Dr. Eve Tibbs about the Great Feast of Theophany in the Orthodox Church that was created as a discussion starter for a high school Sunday school class. About:  Dr. Eve (Paraskevè) Tibbs (PhD, Theology) is an Affiliate...

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Theophany of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ

Theophany of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ

Listen to the Daily Reading for January 6, 2017, Theophany of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ St. Paul’s Letter to Titus 2:11-14; 3:4-7 TITUS, my son, the grace of God has appeared for the salvation of all men, training us to renounce irreligion and worldly passions, and to live...

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