Friday, January 20, 2017

A Sharing

A Sharing for thought and serious reflection: "Does this seem a bit draconian in its prohibitions?" (about gross corruption in the Moscow Patriarchy, and their announced remedies against them-etc.)


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Dan Everiss

Fri, Jan 20, 2017 at 11:15 AM

Jan. 7/20, 2017: Afterfeast of Theophany, Synaxis of the Holy Glorious Prophet, Forerunner, and Baptist JOHN


St. John Chrysostom

Why then is this day called Theophany? Because Christ made Himself known to all—not then when He was born—but then when He was baptized. Until this time He was not known to the people. And that the people did not know Him, Who He was, listen about this to John the Baptist, who says: Amidst you standeth, Him Whom ye know not of (Jn.1:26). And is it surprising that others did not know Him, when even the Baptist did not know Him until that day? And I—said he—knew Him not: but He that did send me to baptize with water, about This One did He tell unto me: over Him that shalt see the Spirit descending and abiding upon Him, This One it is Who baptizeth in the Holy Spirit (Jn.1:33).

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