by Andrea Elizabeth
Since visiting Rocor Churches during their Nativity 3 years ago, part of me is still Old Calendar through Theophany, which they celebrate today. It feels almost like Chrismation for converts. Everything missing in our previous baptism, in this case 13 days before, is fulfilled on this day. But that’s just my intuition as I don’t know anyone who has taught that. Regardless,
Troparion – Tone 1
When [Thou], O Lord [wast] baptized in the Jordan
The worship of the Trinity was made manifest
For the voice of the Father bore 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 hast] revealed [Thy]self
And [hast] enlightened the world, glory to [Thee]!
Kontakion – Tone 4
Today [Thou hast] shown forth to the world, O Lord,
and the light of [Thy] countenance has been marked on us.
Knowing [Thee], we sing [Thy] praises.
[Thou hast] come and revealed [Thy]self,
O unapproachable Light.