THE PASCHAL DIMENSION OF THE FEAST OF EPIPHANY IN THE NOWADAYS BYZANTINE TRADITION

  • Petru Buta

Abstract




The Feast of the Baptism of Christ has always been celebrated pompously and with great solemnity, being one of the oldest Christian Feasts together with that of the Nativity, having a period of Forefeast and one of Afterfeast. In the period of Forefeast of the Epiphany, the religious hymns of these days emphasize firstly the continuity between the two Great Feasts, the Nativity and the Baptism of Christ, but especially they emphasize the intrinsic structural relationship of the Epiphany with the Resurrection of Christ. This is the reason why the Feast of the Epiphany needs a special attention, especially regarding the content of hymnography and ritual, for the engagement of the Church in this celebration will always have a catechetical importance as well as pastoral and missionary in the same time.




Published
2017-03-11
How to Cite
BUTA, Petru. THE PASCHAL DIMENSION OF THE FEAST OF EPIPHANY IN THE NOWADAYS BYZANTINE TRADITION. Studia Universitatis Babes-Bolyai Theologia Orthodoxa, [S.l.], v. 60, n. 1, p. 267-278, mar. 2017. ISSN 2065-9474. Available at: <http://journals.orth.ro/index.php/subbto/article/view/24>. Date accessed: 26 nov. 2020.
Section
Practical Theology