Join us for a Liturgy at 10 a.m. in the MACC center in Beaver Springs, PA, followed by the annual Blessing of the Waters on Beaver Creek around 12:00 pm. After that we will proceed to the annual CHS Theophany Party. Join us and stay for a while if you can!
The Blessing of the Waters is an ancient Christian ceremony commemorating Christ’s Baptism in the River Jordan at Theophany, and is one of the major feasts celebrated by Orthodox Christians worldwide. Christ’s baptism, associated with the end of the “Twelve Days of Christmas” traditionally, symbolized bodily the blessing of Creation by the incarnate Creator God.
As Orthodox Christians say in many languages worldwide at this time of year:
“Christ is Baptized! In the Jordan!”