• What are the 12 Days of Christmas?

    With the selection of Dec 25 to commemorate the Nativity of Christ, there was a 12-day period from the one major celebration to the next major observance. Thus, we have the '12 days of Christmas' that bridge the birth with the baptism and it became a festal period of time of great joy and celebration. Read More

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    Theophany - Exploring the Feasts of the Orthodox Christian Church

    In this video, we learn about event of Christ’s baptism. We also explore the ways in which this great feast continues to be celebrated in the Orthodox Church, as we continue to bless the waters and reconnect this created world to God. Read More

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    Baptized in Christ: Looking Toward Epiphany Day

    The definition of the word “epiphany” is “a manifestation or showing of” and leads us to the event of Christ’s baptism in the Jordan River as described in the narratives of the New Testament’s first three gospels. What exactly is being manifested or shown? It is the revelation of the Holy Trinity in God the Father’s voice proclaiming His pleasure with His Son, and the Holy Spirit appearing in the form of a dove. Read More

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    Stewardship: The Baptism of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ

    Every Orthodox Christian household must again consider the reason for having been baptized into Christ. When we acknowledge the gift of eternal life offered through Holy Baptism, there is no question as to why we must develop and grow as stewards of the Faith! Read More

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    The Feast of Epiphany: The Feast of Lights

    The celebrations of the Events of the life of Jesus Christ as they are celebrated today were not instituted at the very beginning of the Christian era; they were held by the believers of the early Church as vivid commemorations without a connection with certain days and hymns, but as a real Event of the Lord Who was present in the Church. Later on, when the Church was firmly established and its believers were free to worship the True God, they decided to commemorate and observe annually in the calendar year the events of the life of the Church and especially those of the Life and Person of Jesus Christ, whom they worshiped along with the Father and the Holy Ghost with prayers, hymns, and readings appropriate for the occasion. Read More

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    Hymns from Theophany

    Listen to the beautiful hymns from the Feast of Theophany. Read More

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    Feast of the Holy Theophany of our Lord God and Savior Jesus Christ

    The Feast of the Holy Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord God and Savior Jesus Christ is celebrated each year on January 6. The Feast commemorates the Baptism of Christ and the divine revelation of the Holy Trinity. At the Baptism of Christ, all three Persons of the Holy Trinity—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit—were made manifest. Thus, the name of the Feast is Epiphany, meaning manifestation, or Theophany, meaning manifestation of God. Read More

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    Holy Water for the Whole World

    Sometimes we divide the world into things that concern God and things that don't. What can holy water teach us about that? Read More

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    107th Epiphany Day Celebrated in Tarpon Springs

    Archbishop Demetrios of America celebrated the feast of Holy Epiphany in this city which became internationally known as Epiphany City. Read More

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    Epiphany Celebrated in Tarpon Springs

    Archbishop Demetrios of America presided at the celebrations of Holy Epiphany and the tossing of the Cross in Spring Bayou. Read More

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    The 105th Epiphany Celebration in Tarpon Springs

    Archbishop Demetrios of America arrived today in the Tampa Bay area for the 105th Annual Epiphany celebration that will take place tomorrow Jan. 6 in Tarpon Springs, which is known worldwide as Epiphany City. Read More

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    Let's Celebrate: The 12 Days of Christmas

    The presents have been opened, the food has been eaten, and the Christmas tree is really starting to shed—yes, your house is showing the effects of Christmas Day. But while the “holiday season” may be winding down—for Christians the Christmas season is just getting started. You’ve heard of the 12 days of Christmas, right? This is when they begin! Read More

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