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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Orthodox Bless the Waters Across the Metropolis of Chicago

Orthodox Bless the Waters Across the Metropolis of Chicago

DUBUQUE, IOWA: On Sunday, January 8 at 12:15pm at Catfish Charlie’s, located at 1630 East 16th Street in Dubuque, St Elias Greek Orthodox Church will hold an annual service blessing the Mississippi River. The approximately half hour service is free and open to the public. The service will end with...

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Theophany or Epiphany – 1

Theophany or Epiphany – 1

Saint John Chrysostom We shall now say something about the present feast. Many people celebrate feast days and know what they’re called, but don’t know why they were established. So everyone knows that the feast today is called Theophany, but don’t know what Theophany is, and whether it is one...

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This Week in Orthodoxy, January 15th, 2016

This Week in Orthodoxy, January 15th, 2016

  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 this week. Orthodox Christians Worldwide celebrate Epiphany in many different ways The Philoxenia Mission House for...

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Epiphany and the Unapproachable Light

Epiphany and the Unapproachable Light

    In this sermon, Fr. Lazarakis talks about Epiphany and the unapproachable light of God.  Looking into the hymnology of the great feast, we identify Christ as Light, as a guide through the darkness of this world.  But instead of looking to Christ, we look to man-made lights and...

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Orthodox of New Zealand Celebrate Epiphany

Orthodox of New Zealand Celebrate Epiphany

  AUCKLAND, NZ- On Sunday, January 10th, 2016, the Orthodox Christians of Auckland, gathered at the serene and scenic Coyle Park in Point Chevalier, Auckland to mark the annual commemoration of Epiphany, the Baptism of our Lord in the River Jordan. About 80 people were in attendance with representatives from...

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Tulsa Churches Bless Arkansas River

Tulsa Churches Bless Arkansas River

Orthodox Christians around the world are still celebrating Epiphany, and they have become very creative about it. In Tulsa, OK, three area churches, (Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, St. Antony Orthodox Christian Church and Holy Apostles Orthodox Christian Church) blessed the water of the Arkansas River last Sunday, but, instead...

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Be Transfigured- Follow the Light

Be Transfigured- Follow the Light

Be Transfigured – Follow the Light As the Church celebrates the Feast of Epiphany, Light has come into the world to lead us out of darkness. The problem is that the world is filled with obstacles that obscure our view of the Light, and we often find ourselves lost in the...

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The Gifts of Our Own Baptism- Greek Program

The Gifts of Our Own Baptism- Greek Program

    After the Epiphany we should consider our own gifts that the Holy Spirit granted to us at our Baptism. Then we should find the right ways to make good use of them in our Lord’s name. Τα χαρίσματα του βαπτίσματός μας Μετά την βάπτιση του Κυρίου, οφείλουμε να...

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Epiphany Blessing

Epiphany Blessing

  FLORENCE, SC.  Families gathered under the gazebo at The Palms Course to mark Epiphany with the Blessing of Florence at Oakdale Lake. On January 9, 2016 the faithful of Transfiguration of Our Savior Greek Orthodox Church held their Inaugural Blessing of Florence in honor of Epiphany. “This ancient custom...

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