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ear sisters and brothers in Christ,

As we commence the Great Blessing of the Waters, we first hear this hymn – an invitation to our souls:

Φωνὴ Κυρίου ἐπὶ τῶν ὑδάτων βοᾷ λέγουσα· Δεῦτε λάβετε πάντες, Πνεῦμα σοφίας, Πνεῦμα συνέσεως, Πνεῦμα φόβου Θεοῦ, τοῦ ἐπιφανέντος Χριστοῦ.

The voice of the Lord, which is upon the waters, cries out, saying: Come all and receive the Spirit of wisdom, the Spirit of understanding, the Spirit of the awe of God, from Christ in His Epiphany! [*]