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  • Now the all-wise Word of God (Theologia) naturally calls Theophany that particular vision which manifests the Divine similitude depicted in itself as in a shaping of the shapeless, from the elevation of the beholders to the

    Dionysius the Areopagite, Works (1897)

  • In the Holy Scriptures, Christ is also seen declaring (at a separate time outside of the "Theophany"), "Amen, amen, I say to thee, unless a man be born again of water and the Holy Ghost, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God."

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  • "Theophany" This is a shelved gem from Kansas's early years; an earlier version of the lyrics is printed in Kerry Livgren's (semi-auto) biography Seeds of Change: The Spiritual Quest of Kerry Livgren.

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  • Early on, both the Nativity of Christ and the Theophany were celebrated on this same day, Jan. 6, but in the 4th Century the feasts were separated and the Christmas celebration was moved to December 25th, a day on which the pagans -- as Metropolitan Hiertheos has written -- "celebrated the sun god, and the Christians the sun of righteousness," the Light of the world.

    Scott Cairns: Holy Theophany: The Baptism Of Jesus And The Blessing Of The Waters

  • Today, January 6, Orthodox Christians celebrate another of the Twelve Great Feasts of the Christian Church -- the Theophany, or, as it is also called, the Epiphany.

    Scott Cairns: Holy Theophany: The Baptism Of Jesus And The Blessing Of The Waters

  • This Theophany, witnessed by His disciples Peter, James and John brought them into a state of ecstasy and spiritual euphoria.

    Father John Bakas: The Power of Prayer and Fasting

  • The Transfiguration is a Theophany - a manifestation of God, especially of the divinity of Christ, through the display of His uncreated, divine energy.

    Father John Bakas: The Power of Prayer and Fasting

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    Theophany and vocation

  • For the benefit of the few readers who don't already know, I note that today's feast in the Roman calendar, the Baptism of the Lord, is really the same feast that the Orthodox celebrate as the Holy Theophany or "Epiphany."

    Theophany and vocation

  • Above, I have provided the Troparion for today's Feast, which is called the "Leavetaking of the Feast of the Theophany" in the East.

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  • I had always assumed this word was spelled "theophony", with a more specific connotation of "speaking to God" -- I've always had a wonderful mental image of a Theophone, a special telephone with a direct line to the Higher Up.


    September 3, 2009