The Feast of Pashons 14 in the Coptic Orthodox Church
The Feast of Pashons 14 is one of the most significant feasts in the Coptic Orthodox Church. It commemorates the baptism of Jesus Christ by John the Baptist in the River Jordan. This event is recorded in the Gospel of St. Matthew (3:13-17) and in the Gospel of St. Mark (1:9-11).
The Feast of Pashons 14 is celebrated on the Sunday after the Easter Sunday. It is preceded by the Great Lent, which is a time of fasting and repentance. The week before the Feast of Pashons 14 is known as the Week of the Mercy of God.
On the Feast of Pashons 14, the priest blesses the water and sprinkles it on the congregation. This is a symbol of the baptism of Jesus Christ. The priest also blesses the bread and the wine, which are the symbols of the body and blood of Christ.
The Feast of Pashons 14 is a time of joy and celebration. It is a time to remember the great gift of salvation that Jesus Christ has given to us.