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Theophany 2015 At The Cathedral

Scenes from the Vigil Service with Great Blessing of Waters on the Eve of Theophany (January 18, 2015) at Christ the Saviour Orthodox Cathedral with His Grace, Bishop Gregory of Nyssa as main celebrant.

Photos courtesy of Nicholas Bocher.
All enjoyed a lenten dinner in the Cathedral Auditorium prior to the celebration of the Theophany Eve Vigil Service.
Proto-deacon Oleg intones the Litany at the Lita.
Protopresbyter Robert Buczak offers the prayer at the blessing of the loaves.
Deacon Oleg censes the holy water fonts as the service of the Great Blessing of Waters begins.
"Great are You O Lord and Marvelous are your works...."
"Therefore, O King, lover of mankind, be present now too through the visitation of your Holy Spirit, and sanctify this water. "
"And now, Master, do you yourself sanctify this water by your Holy Spirit. "
"At Your baptism in the Jordan O Lord, worship of the Trinity was revealed, for the Voice of the Father bore witness to You, calling you His Beloved Son and the Spirit in the form of a dove confirmed the truth of these words, O Christ God who appeared and enlightened the world Glory to You!"
Bishop Gregory blesses the cathedral and faithful.
The faithful approach the Holy Water fonts to partake of the blessed water.