By baptism, a person becomes a Christian and a member of the Church. It is one of the seven Sacred Secrets, and with its reception, one is entitled to all other Holy Secrets and rituals in the church. Baptism is not some magical transformation. It empowers a person to develop and grow up by faith and works as prescribed by the gospel. The rite of baptism in the soul of the baptized realizes the birth of grace and the inner principle of spiritual perfection and blessing.
On January 6 the Greek Orthodox Church celebrates the Feast of the Holy Epiphany, commemorating the Baptism of Christ in the River Jordan by John the Baptist, and the divine revelation of the Holy Trinity. At the Baptism of Christ, all three Persons of the Holy Trinity—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit—were made manifest. Thus, the name of the Feast is Epiphany, meaning manifestation, or Theophany, meaning manifestation of God.
The Epiphany is the second big holiday of the year. It's celebrated on the 6th of January.
The Holy Theophany, also known as the Epiphany, the Celebration of the Lights, or ta Fota (the Lights) is one of the most sacred and holiest Feast Days on the Greek Orthodox Calendar.
King meets church leaders from Jordan, Jerusalem, and Christian figures on occasion of Eastern Christmas
His Majesty King Abdullah on Monday met with church leaders from Jordan and Jerusalem, and a number of Christian figures, on the occasion of Christmas, according to the Julian calendar, at the Baptism Site Conference Centre at Bethany beyond the Jordan.