Troparion of Theophany (Tone 1)
When Thou, O Lord, wast baptized in the Jordan,
worship of the Trinity was made manifest;
for The voice of the Father bore witness to Thee,
calling Thee His beloved Son.
And the Spirit, in the likeness of a dove,
confirmed the truth of His word.
O Christ our God, Who hast appeared and enlightened the world,
Glory to You!
Kontakion of Theophany (Tone 4)
On this day Thou hast appeared unto the whole world, and Thy light,
O Sovereign Lord, is signed on us who sing Thy praise
and chant with knowledge:
Thou hast now come. Thou hast appeared,
O Thou, Light unapproachable.
Eve and Afterfeast hymn Troparion (Tone 4)
The River Jordan receded of old by the mantle of Elisha
when Elijah ascended into heaven;
and the water was separated to this side and that,
the wet element turning into a dry path for Him,
being truly a symbol of Baptism,
by which we cross the path of transient age.
Christ appeared in the Jordan to sanctify its waters.