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Holy Theophany / Baptism of Our Lord

“When thou, O Lord, was baptized in the Jordan / the worship of the Trinity was made manifest; / for the voice of the Father bare witness to thee, / and called thee his beloved Son. / And the Spirit in the form of a dove, / confirmed the truthfulness of his Word; / O Christ our God, who has revealed thyself, / and has enlightened the world, glory to thee!”

Hieromartyr Romanus of Lacedemonia

New Hieromartyr Andrew and daughters Lydia, Domnica, Maria (1919)

Laurence of Chernigov (1950)

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32nd Sunday after Pentecost; Theophany of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ

Titus 2.11-14, 3.4-7 (Epistle—Theophany)

My son Titus, the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men, teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly in the present age, looking for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, who gave Himself for us, that He might redeem us from every lawless deed and purify for Himself His own special people, zealous for good works. . . . But when the kindness and the love of God our Savior toward man appeared, not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, through the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit, whom He poured out on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Savior, that having been justified by His grace we should become heirs according to the hope of eternal life.

Matt 3.13-17 (Gospel—Theophany)

At that time, Jesus came from Galilee to John at the Jordan to be baptized by him. And John tried to prevent Him, saying, “I need to be baptized by You, and are You coming to me?” But Jesus answered and said to him, “Permit it to be so now, for thus it is fitting for us to fulfill all righteousness.” Then he allowed Him. When He had been baptized, Jesus came up immediately from the water; and behold, the heavens were opened to Him, and He saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting upon Him. And suddenly a voice came from heaven, saying, “This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.”

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