Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Theophany in Windsor

January 6th was marked with freezing white winter, which affected the attendance of parishioners of St. Michael in Windsor, as majority of the parishioner are elderly and bad visibility and roads are problems when it comes to going to church, but as always, some courageous did it and came to remember their own baptism and to relive again also the Baptism of Our Lord. This feast is always associated with the Great blessing of Jordan water, and we were all very pleased to see our youngest parishioners, the children being so involved in the ceremony, who observed and prayed with great curiosity this rite of blessing of water and eagerly awaited the moment, when the priest sprinkled them and the whole congregation in the church. After the anointing and singing of „Many years" people went home taking with them a deep experience of the faith and experienced a greater understanding of spiritual rebirth in holy mysteries of baptism and chrismation, and carried home also new Jordan water. The Priest encouraged everyone to be more zealous and to indeep their faith. The people went forth joyfully into the cold to their homes which the priest will visit soon to bless in the days to come.
Photos from the feast in Windsor:

Fr. Martin Vavrak

Photos: Pani Anka Vavrak

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