Today, Tuesday, January 5, 2021, Metropolitan Ioannis of Zambia presided over the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy, the Royal Hours of Epiphany were read and the Great Sanctification rite was performed at the Holy Temple of St. Basil at the Missionary Center in Lusaka.
During his speech to the congregation, Metropolitan Ioannis referred extensively to the Great Feast of the Epiphany, emphasizing that this Despotic feast brings us closer and reveals to us the One and True God, our Lord Jesus Christ.
“It’s a day of special joy and honor, because through the Sacrament of Baptism, God gives us the opportunity of inner renewal and regeneration. At the end of the Divine Liturgy, the Metropolitan of Zambia performed the Great Sanctification rite at the baptistery of the Missionary Center” highlighted Metropolitan Ioannis of Zambia.