Ukrainian Catholic Church of the Transfiguration

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Christ is baptized in the River Jordan! |ХРИСТОС ХРЕСТИВСЯ В РІЦІ ЙОРДАНІ!

JesusBaptismFor many, the high point of the celebration of the Feast of Theophany is, of course, the Great Blessing of the Waters. This ritual has ancient roots clearly tied to Jesus’ Baptism in the Jordan, but reminding us above all that the Incarnation is about the sanctification of all matter: everything is made pure in Christ!

On this feast day, we are reminded that Christ restores all creation to that which it was meant to be in God’s act of creation. “The Spirit of God moved over the face of the waters” (Gen. 1:2), created everything, and it was “very good” (Gen. 1:31)!

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