Sunday Snapshot: Theophany 2013 in the NW!


Apodosis of Theophany 

St. Nina (Nino), equal-to-the-Apostles, enlightener of Georgia (335),  St. Sava I, enlightener and first archbishop of Serbia (1235)

Todays Sunday Snapshot features a few photos from Theophany 2013. Enjoy!  (Please share photos from your parish with us)

The first few photos are from St Nicholas in Seattle (FB).  Courtesy of the Parish Photographer Sergei Kalfov.  Please see the Parish Facebook Page for more photos.

Great are Thee, O Lord, and wonderful Thy works, and no word is adequate to sing the praise of Thy wonders

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Theophany 2013 at St Nicholas Cathedral. Photos Courtesy of Sergei Kalfov all Rights Reserved.

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Watch the steps Theophany 2013 at St Nicholas Cathedral. Photos Courtesy of Sergei Kalfov all Rights Reserved.

The waters beheld thee, O God, the waters beheld thee and feared.

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Theophany 2013 at St Nicholas Cathedral. Photos Courtesy of Sergei Kalfov all Rights Reserved.

Let the people, O God, confess to thee; let all the people give praise to thee; the earth hath yielded her fruit.

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Theophany 2013 at St Nicholas Cathedral. Photos Courtesy of Sergei Kalfov all Rights Reserved.

Today thou hast appeared to the universe, O Lord, and thy light hath been shed upon us, who praise thee with knowledge, saying, Thou hast come and appeared, O unapproachable Light.

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Theophany 2013 at St Nicholas Cathedral. Photos Courtesy of Sergei Kalfov all Rights Reserved.

That these waters may be sanctified by the power, and effectual operation, and descent of the Holy Spirit. 

Holy New Martyrs in Mulino, OR/Русская Православная Церковь Приход святых новомучеников Российских  (FB) has many more photos on their Facebook page.

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Theophany 2013 at Holy New Martyrs in Mulino, OR/Русская Православная Церковь Приход святых новомучеников Российских All rights Reserved

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Theophany 2013 at Holy New Martyrs in Mulino, OR/Русская Православная Церковь Приход святых новомучеников Российских All rights Reserved

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Procession to the Blessing of the Waters Theophany 2013 at Holy New Martyrs in Mulino, OR/Русская Православная Церковь Приход святых новомучеников Российских All rights Reserved

Prophet Elijah Mission in Ellensburg, Washington Blessed Mercer Creek which runs along their property and flows into the Yakima River.

When Thou, O Lord, wast baptized in the Jordan, the worship of the Trinity wast made manifest;

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Theophany 2013 Holy Prophet Elijah Mission blessing Mercer Creek which runs into the Yakima River. Used with Permission. All rights reserved.

for the voice of the Father bore witness to Thee, calling Thee His beloved Son. 

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Theophany 2013 Holy Prophet Elijah Mission blessing Mercer Creek which runs into the Yakima River. Used with Permission. All rights reserved.

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Preparing for the Plunge! Theophany 2013 Holy Prophet Elijah Mission blessing Mercer Creek which runs into the Yakima River. Used with Permission. All rights reserved.

And the Spirit in the form of a dove confirmed the truth of His word. O Christ our God, Who hath appeared and enlightened the world, glory to Thee.  Troparion of the Feast

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Retrieving the Cross. Theophany 2013 Holy Prophet Elijah Mission blessing Mercer Creek which runs into the Yakima River. Used with Permission. All rights reserved.

Holy Apostles (FB) in Vancouver, Washington also celebrated outside in the cold.  See their Facebook Page for more photos.

Thou didst bow thy head to the Forerunner, thereby crushing the heads of the dragons.  And having stood in the streams, thou didst illuminate the whole creation.  Wherefore, let it glorify thee, O Saviour, thou Illumination of our souls.

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The Cross is ready to be Thrown in the waters-Theophany 2013, Holy Apostles in Vancouver, Washington from Facebook. All Rights Reserved.

St John Orthodox Church (FB) in Kennewick, Washinton braved the freezing temp and celebrated at the Mighty Columbia River.  More pictures here on their FB page.  I attempted to embed video of their blessing but wordpress will have none of it….  See below.

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10151459738166349&set=vb.109753082496168&type=2&theater

The Lord is upon many waters.  I will love Thee O Lord my strength.

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At the Columbia River St Johns Orthodox Church Theophany 2013 used with Permission. All Rights Reserved.

The three parishes of Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox (FB), Christ the Savior in Spokane, Washington and  St. John the Baptist of Post Falls, Idaho joined together to Bless the Spokane River in Spokane Washington.  Photos are courtesy of Holy Trinity Facebook Page.

Thou didst appear in the world, O Creator of the world, to lighten them that sit in darkness.  Wherefore, O Lover of Mankind, glory to thee.

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Three Parishes came together to Bless the Spokane River Theophany 2013 courtesy of Holy Trinity Orthodox Church Facebook Page. All Rights Reserved.

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Three Parishes came together to Bless the Spokane River Theophany 2013 courtesy of Holy Trinity Orthodox Church Facebook Page. All Rights Reserved.

SpokaneFAVS Faith and Values posted a video and small article on the Blessing of the Waters at the Spokane River.

Orthodox community blesses Spokane River.”

About editorOrthodoxNorthwest

An Orthodox Christian, whose interests also include, GO, Square Dancing, hiking, exploring, swimming, kayaking, cooking, history, board games. I am the Editor of OrthodoxNorthwest which I hope benefits readers in the NW. I do post Romanian, Greek and Slavic info but I cannot read any of them - hey, I am an American. Would appreciate hearing from readers of the blog. Χριστός Ανέστη! (Anthony) editorOrthodoxNorthwest@gmail.com
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2 Responses to Sunday Snapshot: Theophany 2013 in the NW!

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  2. Maria Bear says:

    Showing these to my kids: so they can see how others are celebrating too!

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