Feast of the Theophany of our Lord

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 at the river Jordan, all three Persons of the Holy Trinity—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit—were made manifest. During Theophany, people traditionally attend a prayer service… where the priest blesses regular water into holy water at the “Blessing of the Water” ceremony. This year, after the blessing of the water ceremony in the church, Fr. Ivan walked around the Assumption Catholic school with a small group of students and blessed each room with holy water and offered a blessing to students and staff. Father Ivan explained to children that Christ’s baptism in the Jordan was a “theophany,” a manifestation of God to the world, because it was the beginning of our Lord’s public ministry. He also asked students various questions about Feasts of Christmas and Theophany and was very pleased by their answers.