Eastern Orthodox Saints Days are days that are celebrated by the Eastern Orthodox Church in honour of our saints. These days are known as the Triodions. They commemorate the baptism of Jesus in the Jordan River, the baptism of Stephen, and the baptism of Taxiarchis.
Triodions of the Great Feasts of the Lord
Eastern Orthodox saints celebrate the Triodions of the Great Feasts of the Lord: Presentation of the Lord, Dormition of the Theotokos, and Pentecost. The feasts celebrate the incarnation, birth, baptism, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. They also commemorate the wonder-working icon of the Theotokos.
The Nativity of the Most Holy Theotokos, the first of the Twelve Great Feasts of the Lord, is a feast of universal joy. This feast is a unique day in the Church year, marking the boundary between the Old and New Covenants. During the nativity, the church honors Mary, the Mother of God, who is one of the most honored Saints in the Christian world.
Several centuries before the Nativity of the Lord, a joint celebration of the Nativity of the Lord and His Theophany was established in certain Churches. This was a tradition that continued until the fifth or sixth century.
Observance of the Baptism of Jesus in the Jordan River
The Baptism of Jesus in the Jordan River is one of the most important events in the life of Christ. It marks the beginning of Christ’s public ministry and the appearance of the Holy Trinity.
There are several ways to celebrate the event. Many churches offer special services on this day. Some have special celebrations on Good Friday, as well. Others have a prayer vigil on the day.
In the old country, a long procession was held in honor of this occasion. There were a lot of candles lit to represent the sacrifices that Christ made for mankind. These were followed by prayers for inner renewal.
One of the more elaborate ways of celebrating the event is the throwing of a golden cross into a river. This symbolically represents the casting of the bread of truth.
Observance of the Baptism of John the Baptist
Saint John the Baptist was a remarkable man. He was one of the first prophets, the forerunner of Christ, and a baptiser of people. His preaching of repentance when he was about 30 years old helped prepare people for the coming of the Savior.
The Epiphany celebration is a day to remember the baptism of the Lord. In addition to that, it is a day to honor all of the early Christians. It is also a day to honor wise men from the East.
There are three major Christian celebrations: Christmas, Epiphany, and All Saints Day. While these events are similar, they all have their own special significance. They also all involve the use of the Holy Spirit.
The Feast of the Baptism of the Lord is celebrated by Eastern Orthodox churches on January 6. The same day is the Feast of Theophany.
Observance of the Baptism of Stephen
The Early Church chose January 6 as a special day for celebrating both the birth of Jesus and His baptism. This date was chosen for several reasons. One was that the “sun god” would be honored on this day. Also, it was a time when pagans were having their celebrations.
Another reason for the choice was that the Church Fathers wanted to provide Christians with a reason to celebrate. They were worried that if they did not have an occasion to celebrate Christ’s birth, they might fall back to pagan temptations.
St Paul was a native of Thessalonica and became Patriarch of Constantinople shortly after the death of St Alexander. He was very successful during his reign and angered Emperor Trajan. As a result, he was exiled to the Black Sea.
Observance of the Baptism of Taxiarchis
The Observance of the Baptism of Taxiarchis on Eastern Orthodox Saints days is a very special day for Greeks in Greece and around the world. It is a great opportunity to celebrate the memory of a saint who made a real difference in the lives of others. There are many other reasons to commemorate this day, as well.
This particular day is not only a time to honor a great saint, but also an occasion to celebrate the countless other religious and spiritual accomplishments of the countless people whose names are inscribed on the walls of Greek churches and monasteries. To name a few, there are those of the military persuasion, including the likes of St. Michael, St. Sergios, and Vakhos.
In addition to the numerous feasts and holidays, there are countless events and rituals to commemorate the countless saints whose relics are scattered across the island. Throughout the island, you can find caves and churches devoted to many of these figures.