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Theophany 2016 At Christ The Saviour Cathedral (1/18/16)

His Grace Bishop Gregory, assisted by Protopresbyter Robert Buczak, Cathedral Dean presided over the Divine Services for the Feast of Theophany at Christ the Saviour Orthodox Cathedral in Johnstown, PA.

The posted photos, courtesy of Nicholas Bocher, show scenes from the Theophany Eve Holy Supper and the Great Compline Service with the Great Blessing of Water.
Bishop Gregory blesses the food at the Theophany Eve Holy Supper which took place in the cathedral auditorium before the evening Vigil Service.
The faithful enjoyed the delicious array of fasting foods.
Cathedral Dean, Protopresbyter Robert Buczak performs the Great Censing at the start of the Theophany Eve Compline Service.
The Litya at Compline.
Bishop Gregory presided over the Compline Service from the Episcopal Throne.
Bishop Gregory blesses the faithful.
The Great Blessing of Water begins.
Protopresbyter Robert Buczak begins the Prayer of the Blessing of Water.
The prayer of the Blessing of Water continues.
"Great are You O Lord and Marvelous are Your works!"
"Wherefore, O You Our King And Lover of Mankind, Be Present Now Through The Descent Of Your Holy Spirit, And Sanctify This Water!"
"Wherefore O Master Sanctify This Water By Your Holy Spirit!"
"At Your Baptism In The Jordan, O Lord, Worship Of The Trinity Was Revealed..."
Fr Robert blesses the faithful with Holy Water.
Bishop Gregory blessing the Church and faithful with the newly-sanctified Jordan Water.
The faithful eagerly partake of the Holy Water and bring some home with them.