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Blessed Theophany!
« on: January 18, 2012, 08:21:43 PM »


As tonight we celebrate the forefeast of Theophany, I wanted to wish a Blessed Epiphany to all of my fellow Orthodox Christians on the Julian Calendar!







When Thou, O Lord, wast baptized in the Jordan, the worship of the Trinity was made manifest; for, the voice of the Father bare witness unto Thee, calling Thee His beloved Son; and the Spirit in the form of a dove confirmed the certainty of His word. O Christ our God, Who hast appeared and enlightened the worlds, Glory be to Thee!
"For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope." Jer 29:11

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Re: Blessed Theophany!
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2012, 09:31:59 PM »
A blessed Theophany to all!
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Re: Blessed Theophany!
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2012, 12:51:59 AM »
Happy Theophany!
He will come again with glory to judge the living and the dead. His kingdom will have no end.

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Re: Blessed Theophany!
« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2012, 05:11:48 AM »
Blessed Theophany! 

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Re: Blessed Theophany!
« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2012, 08:47:50 AM »
I'm just back from a nice swim in the Dnieper river.  We had a nice, snowy but still festive Epiphany here! 

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Re: Blessed Theophany!
« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2012, 08:51:08 AM »
Wow, make sure you warm up.   :) ;D
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Re: Blessed Theophany!
« Reply #6 on: January 19, 2012, 09:57:13 AM »
I'm just back from a nice swim in the Dnieper river.  We had a nice, snowy but still festive Epiphany here! 

Makes me cold just thinking about it!

Blessed Theophany to you and yours!
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Re: Blessed Theophany!
« Reply #7 on: January 19, 2012, 05:34:34 PM »
Here are some pictures from my city's celebration :)   

Brrrrr indeed!

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Re: Blessed Theophany!
« Reply #8 on: January 19, 2012, 06:24:39 PM »
Happy Theophany! 

Thankfully I didn't get any marks or bruises this year as all the Russian women stampeded towards the water after it had been blessed.  I was only pushed and elbowed in the ribs a few times! :D
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Re: Blessed Theophany!
« Reply #9 on: January 23, 2012, 12:24:26 PM »
Here are some pictures from my city's celebration :)   

Brrrrr indeed!

I have to admit, those photos would be a culture shock at the churches I attend.   Women & men would never wear bathing suits (immodest) especially to a church function.   I'm not bashing at all, I mean to each their own.  BRRRR looks cold. 

Did any clergy jump in?
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