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Today is BOGOYAVLENIE / YORDANOVDEN (Epiphany)

Today is BOGOYAVLENIE / YORDANOVDEN (Epiphany)

1/6/2022 9:00:00 AM

Name day of everyone named Yordan/ka (named after the holy river of Jordan), Yonko/a, Daniel/a, Bozhan/a, Bozhil, Boyan/a, Bogdan/a and Bozhidar/a(both meaning "God's gift"), Bogolyub/a, Boncho, Bonka, Bogomil/a (meaning "Dear to God"), Bistra.

One of the most popular Christianity feasts (Also known as Bogoyavlenie, Voditsi, Vodokrushti), celebrating the consecration of the holy cross. Yordanovden/ Epiphany is a popular feast in the traditional Bulgarian calendar. It is associated with the belief that during the night before the feast ?the sky opens up? and whoever makes a wish at that moment it will come true.

According to the eastern orthodox calendar, the Yordanovden/Epiphany day marks the baptism of Jesus Christ by John the Baptist in the water of the Jordan River. At the very moment of baptism, heavens 'opened up' and the Holy Spirit descended onto Christ in the form of a dove - hence the name of the feast, Bogoyavlenie (which means 'Appearance of the Lord').































































Jesus Christ dipped three times in the waters of the Jordan River and went out of it. That act symbolizes the mystery of the death and the resurrection of the man in him: the earthly man, the descendant of adam, dies; his sins die, and the inspired man is born and is resurrected. After his baptism, Christ set out on the road to suffering as an inspired man for the sake of faith...

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