Our Parish community was blessed to welcome our Father and Bishop Alexander to our parish for the weekend following Theophany. After gathering together to bless Holy Water for the year on Thursday, over 110 of our parishioners and guests packed inside our little Church for Divine Liturgy, and then processed out to bless the Shiawassee River.
After services, everyone gathered together to celebrate the feast with our annual lamb roast! It was truly a blessed way to celebrate with our parish family!
Theophany is the Feast which reveals the Most Holy Trinity to the world through the Baptism of the Lord (Mt.3:13-17; Mark 1:9-11; Luke 3:21-22). God the Father spoke from Heaven about the Son, the Son was baptized by Saint John the Forerunner, and the Holy Spirit descended upon the Son in the form of a dove. From ancient times this Feast was called the Day of Illumination and the Feast of Lights, since God is Light and has appeared to illumine “those who sat in darkness,” and “in the region of the shadow of death” (Mt.4:16), and to save the fallen race of mankind by grace.