The tithe monastery celebrates the Baptism of the Lord, the Epiphany.

The tithe monastery celebrates the Baptism of the Lord, the Epiphany.

19 January 2021

On January 19, 2021, Orthodox Christians celebrate the great twelveth feast of the Epiphany, or Epiphany, a solemn divine service was served in the Tithes Monastery of the Nativity of the Most Holy Theotokos in honor of the holiday.

The divine service was led by the abbot of the monastery, His Grace Gideon Bishop Makarovsky, he was concelebrated by the monastery brethren in the priesthood.

On this day, believers remember the Baptism of the Lord Jesus Christ in the Jordan River, before His departure to the gospel sermon. The Savior was baptized by the prophet John the Baptist, who is also called the Baptist.

According to church tradition, on the feast of Epiphany, as well as on the eve - on Epiphany Eve, the Great Blessing of Water is performed. The Church calls the baptismal water agiasma, that is, a great shrine.

After the completion of the Divine Service, His Grace Gideon Bishop Makarovsky performed the rite of the Great Consecration of Water and sprinkled all those present with the Great Agiasma.