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Holy Theophany Celebrated at St. Thomas Community in Cherry Hill, NJ

CHERRY HILL, NJ – Holy Theophany was celebrated at Saint Thomas Greek Orthodox Church in Cherry Hill with presiding priest Fr. Avgoustinos Psomas leading the services on January 6. The Feast Day commemorates the baptism of Jesus Christ, the manifestation of Christ as both human and fully divine, and the appearance of Holy Trinity, which is why the Feast is known as the Epiphany and as Theophany. The celebration of the feast also includes the Blessing of the Waters. Following the Divine Liturgy, the priest blesses the water and then blesses the congregation with a bunch or bunches of basil dipped in the blessed water as the hymn for the Feast Day is chanted.

 

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