Sunday Snapshot: Article on Theophany 2018 Celebrated by Three Parishes in the Inland Northwest!


First Sunday of the Great Lent: Triumph of Orthodoxy. Tone five.
Great Lent. Food with Oil    A Joyous Lent to All!

“Cyprus” Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos from the village Staromniy, Moscow region (movable holiday on the 1st Sunday of the Great Lent). Iveron Icon (Moscow) of the Most Holy Theotokos (9th c.). St. Meletius, archbishop of Antioch (381).
St. Alexis, metropolitan of Moscow and miracleworker of all Russia (1378).

Well better late than never.  This article was from January but I just recently learned of it.  The parishes of  St. John the Baptist fb ,  Christ the Savior fb and Holy Trinity fb came together for the  Blessing of the Waters at the Spokane River on the feast of Theophany as they do yearly. It was covered in the The Coeur d’Alene Press.

But where were the swimmers? (editor  🙂

¨WATER’S BLESSING A FRESH START

POST FALLS — The singing was heavenly as voices reflected off the water that quietly flowed past the snowy beach.

The air was crisp and fresh, stinging cheeks, noses and ears.

And the day was blessed, reinvigorating the beliefs of the faithful as they celebrated the baptism of Christ.¨

 

Theophany 2016, Blessing of the Spokane River. From the Christ the Savior facebook page. Click to go to their page.

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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