Video from Father Spyridon
"Father Spyridon reflects on how Christ's baptism opens the path to the heavens." from video introduction.
"DEFINITION A theophany is an appearance of God, an intense manifestation of the presence of God that is accompanied by an extraordinary visual display.
SUMMARY A theophany is an appearance of God, a subset of the theme of the presence of God. A theophany is an intense manifestation of the presence of God that is accompanied by an extraordinary visual display. Throughout the Old Testament, God portrayed his presence to his people in various ways (a thunderstorm, enthroned, a warrior, a man), but Jesus Christ serves as the climactic theophany in history: God-become-man. We can understand how God can present himself to his people as a messenger or angel in that Christ came as the messenger of God, although he was fully God. In this trinitarian mystery, we begin to see the ways in which God has made himself present with his people throughout history...' from the article: Theophany