The Feast of Theophany at Holy Transfiguration Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral, London, Great Britain

“At Your Baptism in the Jordan, Lord, the Worship of the Trinity was Made Manifest….”

“Today earth and sea share the joy of the world, and the world has been filled with gladness.” (Prayer of Patriarch Sophronios of Jerusalem from the Great Blessing of Water on Epiphany. 

On 19th of January we celebrate the Baptism of our Lord Jesus Christ in the River Jordan and the manifestation of His divinity when the Holy Spirit in the form of a dove descended on him. According to the Bible, when Christ was baptized: “he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and alighting on him; and lo, a voice from heaven saying This is my beloved Son” (Matthew 3,17). The baptism of Jesus Christ is considered to reveal the Divinity of Jesus and reveals also the three Persons of the Holy Trinity.

Over 200 faithful and visitors of Holy Transfiguration Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral in London, UK gathered at their parish temple to celebrate the feast day of Theophany of our Lord. His Eminence Archbishop-elect Daniel, a ruling hierarch of the Western European Eparchy of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Diaspora, led the services of the feast day.