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Feast of Jordan


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The Feast of Jordan is both a celebration and commemoration of Jesus’ baptism in the river Jordan and the revelation of the Holy Trinity.

A vessel containing water is placed in front of the altar and a special three part ceremony begins.
 
During the first part of the ceremony, a TRYSVICHNYK is lit (three candles together), the sign of the cross is made three times with the TRYSVICHNYK and after each time it is immersed in the water.
 
During the second part of the ceremony, the officiating priest breathes on the water three times in the form of the cross.
  
During the third part of the ceremony the priest immerses his right hand into the water three times in the form of the cross.
 
At the conclusion of the ceremony the priest dips a hand held cross into the water, three times and then blesses the faithful with the Holy Water.
 
The faithful take the Holy Water home and partake in its grace and healing divinity.
 
The traditional greeting is Chrystos Chreschayetsia!
 
Click link for slide presentation Feast of Jordan