Holy Theophany Schedule

Holy Theophany

Monday, January 4
6pmVespers and the Canon of Compline
 
Tuesday, January 5
7amRoyal Hours
6pm*Vesperal Divine Liturgy and Great Blessing of Waters
 
Wednesday, January 6
7amMatins of Theophany

* The Vesperal Liturgy, in summary, is the first half of Vespers, with numerous OT Readings, and the Liturgy of St Basil beginning at "Holy God".  The Great Blessing of Waters immediately follows. Being a Liturgy, we keep the Eucharistic Fast as best we can as a part of our preparation for Holy Communion.  Some might take a light lenten breakfast, and others perhaps the smallest thing before noon. In other words, one should be notably hungry at the liturgy--hungry for the Bread of Heaven. This service is a marathon.

 

Save the Date

Saturday, January 23, 2016

GREAT BLESSING OF WATERS
with
Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church
and
SS Cyril and Methodius, ROCOR

TIME:  11:00 AM

LOCATION:  Mt. Pleasant Pier

71 Harry Hallman Blvd. Mt. Pleasant

Website for Mt. Pleasant Pier:  ccprc.com

Mark your calendars for our first ever Great Blessing of the Waters with all three Charleston area Orthodox Churches!

 

Troparion of the Feast

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HERE is a nice compilation of many languages.

When You, O Lord were baptized in the Jordan
The worship of the Trinity was made manifest
For the voice of the Father bore witness to You
And called You His beloved Son.
And the Spirit, in the form of a dove,
Confirmed the truthfulness of His word.
O Christ, our God, You have revealed Yourself
And have enlightened the world, glory to You!

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Feast Day Schedule

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Entrance of the Mother of God

into the Temple

Friday, November 20

6 PM Great Vespers and Litya

Saturday, November 21

9 AM Divine Liturgy

This feast is the "Prelude of the Good Will of God..." As the Mother of God takes her steps into the Temple, it is the last major event before the Annunciation - the announcing of the beautiful news that she will bear God in the flesh.