O Christ, Our God, You Have Revealed Yourself! Theophany at St. Vladimir's
When You, O Lord were baptized in the Jordan
The worship of the Trinity was made manifest
For the voice of the Father bore witness to You
And called You His beloved Son.
And the Spirit, in the form of a dove,
Confirmed the truthfulness of His word.
O Christ, our God, You have revealed Yourself
And have enlightened the world, glory to You!
Troparion - Tone 1
Theophany 2013 was celebrated at St. Vladimir's Seminary with a full schedule of services. On Friday, January 4, campus clergy celebrated the Great Hours of Theophany and on Saturday, January 5, the Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom was followed immediately by Vespers service and the Great Sanctification of Water. On the Saturday evening the community convened again for the festal Vigil consisting of Great Compline and Matins.
In the culmination on Sunday, the Great and Holy Day of the Feast, the festal Divine Liturgy in Three Hierarchs Chapel was followed immediately by the Great Sanctification of Water on front campus, which took place on the bridge over Troublesome Brook.
Several members of the staff and faculty also opened up their homes for blessings on Sunday afternoon after the services. Additionally, Associate Dean for Student Affairs Fr. David Mezynski will be scheduling times for blessing student apartments, and following the festal Divine Liturgy for the Feast of the Meeting of the Lord on February 2, all single student dormitory rooms and the remainder of the seminary facilities will be blessed by chapel clergy.