Theophany of Our Lord + January 6


Tone 4

O Jordan River, why wast thou astonished at beholding the Invisible naked? And he answereth, saying, I beheld Him and trembled; for how shall I not tremble and fear, when the angels trembled at sight of Him, heaven was astounded, earth was encompassed by trepidation, and the sea was bashful, with all things visible and invisible; for Christ hath appeared in the Jordan to bless the waters.

Tone 1

He that encompasseth the heavens with clouds putteth on today the courses of the Jordan; and He that lifteth the sin of the world, cleanseth and purifieth me. Yea, the Spirit hath testified of Him from on high that He is the only Son of the Father on high. Let us, therefore, shout to Him, crying, O Thou Who didst appear and save us, glory to Thee.

Read Fr. Ayman Kfouf's Theophany Reflection 

Listen to Fr. Thomas Hopko on the Feast of Theophany

Theophany and the Environment on Ancient Faith Radio's re/Call podcast

The Baptism of Our Lord by Archpriest A. Narushevich

Epiphany: The Celebration of Life by Fr. Antony Gabriel

A Theophany Within by Fr. George Morelli

More essays on the season between Nativity and Theophany