“The cosmic dimension of salvation is clearly expressed in Orthodox worship. The rejoicing of all creation at Christ’s birth, the sanctification of water at his baptism, the darkening of the sun at the crucifixion as ‘all things suffer with the Creator of all’ – these are not mere literary devices. They signal the intimate connection between the work of creation and the work of bringing what is created into union with God in Christ.” (Elizabeth Theokritoff in The Cambridge Companion to Orthodox Christian Theology, pg. 69)
You can now access all of the blogs I posted in 2013 related to the Feast of Theophany as one PDF at Theophany Blogs 2012 PDF.
All 2012 Christmas blogs are also available as a PDF at 2012 Nativity PDF.