The Service of the Great Hours on the Eve of Theophany

The Service of the Great Hours on the Eve of Theophany

Georgios Zaravelas   In completing the Twelve Days of Christmas, that is the festal cycle of the Epiphany of the Incarnate Son and Word of God, Jesus Christ, we come to the feast of Theophany, at which we recall the Baptism of Christ, at the age of thirty, by Saint...

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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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Holy Theophany: beyond the symbols

Holy Theophany: beyond the symbols

The celebration of Holy Theophany certainly has a most important place in the life of the Orthodox Church. This is because the order of service for the feast sets out in a very expressive way the prospects and horizons which are opened up to every human being through Christ’s coming...

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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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The Nativity Season Isn’t Over Yet

The Nativity Season Isn’t Over Yet

Are you tired of Christmas or just getting started?  In this resource from the Antiochian Archdiocese titled From Nativity to Theophany, you can find articles on The Circumcision of the Lord, The Tradition of the Vasilopita, Theophany and Healing and The Great Blessing of Water. ABOUT THE ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN NETWORK The Orthodox Christian Network (OCN)...

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Nativity Devotion, January 6: The Manifestation of God

Nativity Devotion, January 6: The Manifestation of God

And when Jesus was baptized, He went up immediately from the water, and behold, the heavens were opened and He saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and alighting on Him; and lo, a voice from heaven, saying “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well...

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Daily Reading for January 6, 2016, Holy Theophany, Epiphany

Daily Reading for January 6, 2016, Holy Theophany, Epiphany

  St. Paul’s Letter to Titus 2:11-14; 3:4-7 Prokeimenon. Mode 4. Psalm 117.26,1 Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good. His mercy endures forever. TITUS, my son, the grace of God has appeared for the salvation of all...

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Daily Reading for January 5, 2016; Martyrs Theopemptus and Theonas

Daily Reading for January 5, 2016; Martyrs Theopemptus and Theonas

  St. Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians 9:19-27 Prokeimenon. Mode 1. Psalm 26.1,2 The Lord is my light and my savior.  The Lord is the defender of my life. BRETHREN, though I am free from all men, I have made myself a slave to all, that I might win the...

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The Original Polar Bear Club

The Original Polar Bear Club

Just as the weather begins to get wintry in our area, I start to see signs advertising the chills and thrills of a Polar Bear Club Dive into the frosty waters of the Atlantic Ocean. It always surprises me that even without the framework of Orthodoxy to follow, somehow the...

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