Theopany(Icon)

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The Baptism of the Lord has historically been associated with the celebration of Epiphany. Even today, the Eastern Christian feast of Theophany, celebrated on January 6 as a counterpart to the Western feast of Epiphany, focuses primarily on the Baptism of the Lord as the revelation of God to man.

Baptism of Our Lord

Jesus did not need to be baptized.He was without sin.Even John said in Matthew 3,

i Then Jesus came from Galilee to John at the Jordan to be baptized by him. 14* John tried to prevent him, saying, “I need to be baptized by you, and yet you are coming to me?” 15Jesus said to him in reply, “Allow it now, for thus it is fitting for us to fulfill all righteousness.” Then he allowed him. 16* j After Jesus was baptized, he came up from the water and behold, the heavens were opened [for him], and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove [and] coming upon him. 17And a voice came from the heavens, saying, “This is my beloved Son,* with whom I am well pleased.”k

Jesus’ baptism sanctified the water and showed us the importance of Baptism for the remission of sin.After His baptism Jesus went out with the apostles and baptized.Jesus showed Himself to be God(Trinity).

Theophany

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A blessed Feast of the Theophany of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.


Reading from the Synaxarion:

About the beginning of our Lord’s thirtieth year, John the Forerunner, who was some six months older than Our Saviour according to the flesh, and had lived in the wilderness since his childhood, received a command from God and came into the parts of the Jordan, preaching the baptism of repentance unto the remission of sins. Then our Saviour also came from Galilee to the Jordan, and sought and received baptism though He was the Master and John was but a servant. Whereupon, there came to pass those marvellous deeds, great and beyond nature: the Heavens were opened, the Spirit descended in the form of a dove upon Him that was being baptized and the voice was heard from the Heavens hearing witness that this was the beloved Son of God, now baptized…

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Till Sunday Night

ImageWill keep each of you in my thoughts and prayers before I go to bed. Life can be so difficult for some people. Unfortunately we all face tragedy and suffering eventually. That’s why God gives us each other.I hope that there isn’t too much that you have to face in life. There are moments we can enjoy-savor them.It’s great when we can laugh about something silly.Great when someone touches us in some way or we see something amazing that just takes our breathe away.

The universe is very large and we’re just a tiny speck.God loves the speck.

and we said we’d NEVER move again

Never say never.

New home=>Feb 1

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It’s hard to admit but we’ve been here so long it feels like our own home anyway.We just couldn’t pass up the offer.We’ve always paid rent. Now we’ll be making payments to own.More like ours.

We’re downsizing but making up for it in yard.Mace will love the room!

I picture garden and flowers.When we get moved in and settled will take some more photos. I can’t wait till spring when we start planting the flowers.We’re not doing the garden this year-skipping once.Next yr ,God willing(let’s not start taking things for granted).

Tired. Cat nap time

Husband and aide went for groceries today.Forgot butter 😦

Cheezy Puffs on sale though. Takes care of that addiction.

Did curtains.Cleaned glass.Thought about wiping down more walls.Thought about it.

Another day.Monday we have a few odds n ends to wrap up and then we start packing.
Karen will be here. We’ll get er done.

For now,it’s cold.It’s going to snow and I’m tired.Need cat nap.

Speaking of which…how bout some cat humor including grumpy cat.Don’t take him serious. He was born sarcastic

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static kittens

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Ready for Winter

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look kittens

boo boo kittyShirley with ‘boo boo’ kitty

 

grumpy kitty speaksone for the dogs

Don’t take em serious. The sarcasm fits the cat. Hope no one’s offended.Back about 11:00 pm? Behind at ‘Blogger’ too.The next entry will be the pictures of our house. We’ve been keeping it close to our chest but since all the i’s are dotted and t’s crossed no harm done posting it.

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