St. Katherine Orthodox Mission in Kirkland, Washington is a vibrant, fast-growing Orthodox Christian parish serving the Eastside of Lake Washington near Seattle.
Our faith, worship, and community is a continuation of the 2,000-year-old Orthodox Church—the original Christian Church. If you are unfamiliar with Orthodoxy, or would like to learn more about our parish and faith, please explore our site.
Or better yet, join us at our parish, for to truly understand Orthodoxy, one has to experience it. As the Apostle Philip says in John 1:46, “Come and see."
Theophany: The Manifestation of God
Today, the nature of water is sanctified.
January 6th marked the Feast of the Theophany, the manifestation of God in Christ, baptized in the Jordan by John the Baptist and revealed as One of the Divine Trinity. The Orthodox believe that since the Son of God took human flesh and was immersed in the Jordan, all matter is sanctified and made pure in Him. In our Lord's Theophany, all creation becomes good again.