19 january is a feast of Еpiphany according to julian calendar

19 January 2018, 11:03 | Religious holidays and traditions | 1 |   | Code for Blog |  | 

Yordan.jpgThe Feast of Epiphany, which is observed on January 19 according to the Julian Calendar (January 6 according to the Gregorian Calendar), completes the cycle of Christmas holidays. The feast commemorates the baptism of Jesus Christ in the Jordan River during which Christ declared Himself as the Messiah and Savior.

According to the Gospel, the Heavenly Father Himself testified that during the baptism with a voice from Heaven: "You are my Son, whom I love; with you I am well pleased" (Mark 1:11), and the Holy Spirit which descends upon Him in the form of a dove and John the Baptist who pointed to Him: “This is the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world.”

Epiphany is closely connected with the Great or Jordan Consecration of Water.

In the Eastern Church, there are two ways of consecrating water: the great and small Consecration of water. The small consecration is used on various occasions, especially, on the day of a Church’s Patron Saint.

The Great or Jordan Consecration of water is observed twice a year: on Christmas Eve and on the day of Epiphany.

The church has from ancient times considered the consecrated Epiphany water a great holy thing and ascribes it miraculous power for the soul and body.

In a sermon on Epiphany, St. John Chrysostom writes “On that feast, everyone draws water, brings it home and keep it for the whole year…And a strange phenomenon takes place: the water in its essence does not get spoiled in the course of time.”

Often, the water is consecrated in a river; if the frost is strong on that day, an ice hole in the form of a cross is made. The faithful can bathe in the consecrated water of the river. 

On the eve of the Epiphany, according to tradition, families gather at table for supper, which is popularly called “Hungry kutia.”

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  • velovs@ukr.net | 19 January 2018, 12:44
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    Детальнішу й повнішу інфу про правдивий - ДУХОВНИЙ зміст і сутність свята Богоявлення можна знайти, зокрема, у цій проповіді одного з єрархів УГКЦ (2013 р.): https://kyrios.org.ua/propovidi/propovidi-na-nedili-i-svjata/32557-propovid-na-bohoiavlennia-hospodnie-yaroslav-pryriz-2013.html

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  • Михаил | 17 December 2018, 19:22

    То, что РПЦ не поминает Варфоломея это неправильно. Пока он является каноническим турецким патриархом и его не лишили сана, РПЦ обязана его поминать. Лишат сана, предадут суду - не поминайте.

  • В. Ясеневий | 17 December 2018, 18:02

    Ензіан. А як показати те чого офіційно не маєш???

  • В. Ясеневий | 17 December 2018, 17:59

    МИХАИЛ!!! Да, как вы терпите и почему молчите на такие коменты???А, вы дежурите...А свои гениальные безбожные и сатанинские безграмотные и алогические коменты будете тотправлять после 24 00, после

  • velovs@ukr.net | 17 December 2018, 15:12

    І справді: цих дуже неслухняних - "бунтівних митрополитів" взяли й виключили з лав "юних лєнінців" і, до того ж, відібрали в них "червоні піонерські краватки

  • enzian | 17 December 2018, 11:04

    Нехай мокшанська церква продемонструє свій томос. Немає? Виходить, вони є канонічно нікчемними.

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