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St. John the Divine Orthodox Church
Archdiocese of Canada -- Orthodox Church in America
1094 Drouillard Road, Windsor, Ontario, Canada
THE FEAST OF THE THEOPHANY 2019
Father Blessing the Water
Father Blessing the Water
Father Blessing the Water
Father Blessing Us
Father Blessing Us
Father Blessing Us
Receiving a Watery Blessing
Receiving a Watery Blessing
Receiving a Watery Blessing
Celebrating The Feast of Theophany

On Sunday, January 6, 2019, we celebrated the Feast of Theophany.   After Divine Liturgy, Father celebrated the Blessing of the Waters and the faithful were able to partake of the Blessed Water and take some to their homes.  

Our choir improves as we sang the Stichera, Troparion, and Kontakion of the feast in conjunction with the service.

VASILOPITA 2019
Singing the Troparion to St. Basil
Singing the Troparion to St. Basil
Singing the Troparion to St. Basil
Celebrating St. Basil's Feastday

On our first Sunday in January, 2019, we celebrated St. Basil, with Vasilopita, in the Church Hall, after celebrating the Feast of the Theophany upstairs.

Eleni & Lorraine each made a Vasilopita -- one with almonds, one with citrus.

We sang the Troparion and Kontakion of St. Basil.   Father cut a cross into each loaf.  The loaves were then cut up into pieces, sufficient so that each person present got a piece.   Ron got the 'lucky' piece with a coin inside.

It was a wonderful and playful time together.