We´ve spoken about our winter holidays and some interesting events happened with us.
The main topic was about the feast of the Baptism of the Lord.
The questions we discussed were the following:
1. What does the word Theophany mean?
2. Who recorded the story of Baptism of Jesus?
3. What did St. John the Forerunner preach?
4. Where was Jesus baptized?
5. What happened after Jesus came out of the water?
6. When did the tradition of the Blessing of the Waters start?The chants we sang in honor of Theophany and saint martyr Tatiana:
Troparion, tone 1
When You, O Lord were baptized in the Jordan/The worship of the Trinity was made manifest/For the voice of the Father bore witness to You/And called
You His beloved Son./And the Spirit, in the form of a dove,/Confirmed the truthfulness of His word./O Christ, our God, You have revealed Yourself /And have enlightened the world, glory to You!
Kontakion, tone 4
Today You have shown forth to the world, O Lord,/and the light of Your countenance has been marked on us./Knowing You, we sing Your praises. /You have come and revealed Yourself,/O unapproachable Light.
Troparion, tone 4
Your lamb Tatiana,/calls out to You, O Jesus, in a loud voice:/“I love You, my Bridegroom,/and in seeking You, I endure suffering./In baptism I was crucified so that I might reign in You,/and I died so that I might live with You./Accept me as a pure sacrifice,/for I have offered myself in love.”/Through her prayers save our souls, since You are merciful.
Kontakion, tone 4
In your sufferings you shone brightly/in the royal purple of your blood,/and like a beautiful dove you flew to heaven,/passion-bearer Tatiana./Therefore, always pray for those who honor you.
BASIC VOCABULARY: Theophany, manifestation, dove, countenance, unapproachable, commemorate, John the Forerunner, Great Blessing of the Waters, lamb, passion-bearer.
The worksheet and home reading text for this and the next meetings you can find in the added word documents.
NEXT TIME WE MEET on February 1
From 8.00 pm till 9.30 pm (20.00-21.30)
At the missionary center «Atrium» on Romenskaya 12, the parish house of the Church of Saint Peter, the Metropolitan of Moscow, underground station «Ligovsky prospect».
Contacts: 8950-000-27-46 (Tanya), https://vk.com/eng_fr_sp_orthodox_christian