The Nativity and Theophany of Our Lord

‘We worship Thy Nativity, O Christ; show us also your divine Theophany’ (From the Service of the Great Hours, 24th December) Throughout the ages, there have been many people who have desired to see God. Moses, a faithful servant of God pleaded with his Maker to see His face, but was granted only a momentary glimpse of His Presence. As he stood behind the cleft of a rock, it was not the face of God that Moses saw, but His back (Exodus 33:22-23). This was a preview of the Nativity and Theophany, two events from the life of Jesus that [...]

2016-10-14T14:48:30+11:00January 23rd, 2016|

Holy Epiphany

Holy Epiphany January 6 On the Dismissal Hymn of Theophany Learn about this feast day in English: Learn about this feast day in Greek: Related links: Epiphany Resource Page (Mystagogy) The Feast of Theophany (Orthodox Wiki) The Feast of Epiphany: The Feast of Lights (GOARCH)

2016-11-05T13:00:54+11:00November 14th, 2015|

Dismissal Hymn of Theophany (6th January)

Dismissal Hymn of Theophany (6th January) It was no mere co-incidence that the Holy Trinity was revealed when Christ was baptised by St John the Baptist in the Jordan river. Our tradition teaches us that Christ means, "one who is anointed", chosen by God for a special mission. This Christ however was not anointed with oil as the prophets and Kings of the Old Testament were, to witness for God, or to be God's representative on Earth. He is Himself the "theophany", the Son of God who reveals to us God as Holy Trinity. In his Catechetical Lectures, St Cyril [...]

2016-10-14T14:50:07+11:00March 7th, 2015|
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