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PHOTOS: Believers Dive For The Cross In Icy Cold Waters

The Huffington Post | Jahnabi Barooah | Posted 01.20.2012 | Religion

Click through the slideshow to see photos of celebrations of Theophany in Eastern Europe Theophany ("divine manifestation"), the Orthodox observa...

The Radical Welcome of Epiphany

Christopher Cocca | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Christopher Cocca

God the Father announces "This is my Son, in whom I am well-pleased" as Christ comes up from the waters of the Jordan. This announcement is neither for the Jewish faithful or righteous Gentile pilgrims only, but for and to the world.

Why 'Homage'? The Story Of Epiphany

David A. Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
David A. Davis

I figured in modern bible translations "homage" was left in the story of the Wise Men because it is such a classic, old, venerated expression ... "they paid him homage". Imagine my surprise when I opened the King James and found no "homage" at all.

Holy Theophany: The Baptism Of Jesus And The Blessing Of The Waters

Scott Cairns | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Scott Cairns

Today, January 6, Orthodox Christians celebrate another of the Twelve Great Feasts of the Christian Church -- the Theophany, or, as it is also called, the Epiphany.