Epiphany (January 6, 2019)

 “O God, who by the leading of a star didst manifest thy only-begotten Son to the peoples of the earth: Lead us, who know thee now faith, to thy presence, where we may behold thy glory face to face; through the same Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.” —Book of Common Prayer

Epiphany symbolizes God’s manifestation to the Gentiles through his Son Jesus.  In Western Christianity, it is the celebration of the visit of the Maji (traditionally, “wise men”) to the Christ Child, thus marking Jesus’ physical manifestation to the Gentiles (see Matthew 2).

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