Pre-feast of Theophany
Make ready, O Zabulon,
and prepare yourself, O Nephtali;
O River Jordan, stop and receive with joy
the Master coming to be baptized.
O Adam, rejoice with the first mother, Eve,
and do not hide yourselves as before in Paradise.
For, having seen you unclothed,
Christ has appeared to clothe you with the first robe;
He has appeared to renew all creation.
Part of the preparations for the feast of Theophany is the construction of the ice cross. Despite some technical difficulties with cutting instruments, Fr. Andrew Onuferko (our spiritual director) and the men erected the cross this morning in some of the coldest temperatures Ottawa has seen in quite some time.