When Thou wast bap­tized in the Jor­dan, O Lord, the wor­ship of the Trin­i­ty was made man­i­fest; for the voice of the Father bare wit­ness to Thee, call­ing Thee His beloved Son. And the Spir­it in the form of a dove con­firmed the cer­tain­ty of the word. O Christ our God, who hast appeared and hast enlight­ened the world, glo­ry be to Thee.

 Tropar­i­on, tone 1

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Thou hast appeared today unto the whole world, and Thy light, O Lord, hath been signed upon us who with knowl­edge chant unto Thee: Thou hast come, Thou hast appeared, O Light Unap­proach­able.

 Kon­takion, tone 4

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“Wash you, make you clean”, says Isa­iah. “Put away the evil of your doings from before the Lord. Ho, every­one that thirsteth, come ye to the liv­ing waters”:1 for Christ will sprin­kle with the water of renewal those who has­ten to Him in faith, and He bap­tizes them with the Spir­it unto life that grows not old.2

 Tropar­i­on of the 1st canon, 9th ode

Tropar­i­on and Kon­takion © Holy Trin­i­ty Monastery
Tropar­i­on of the Canon © Moth­er Mary and Kallis­tos Ware

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