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E-100 Essential
100 Bible passages:
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50 New Testament

 

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Epiphany

e·piph·a·ny
əˈpifənē/
noun
noun: Epiphany; noun: epiphany; plural noun: epiphanies
  1. the manifestation of Christ to the Gentiles as represented by the Magi (Matthew 2:1–12).
     
    • the festival commemorating the Epiphany on January 6.
       
    • a manifestation of a divine or supernatural being.
       
    • a moment of sudden revelation
       

 
Epiphany is the official Season for proclaiming the identity of Christ.  Epiphany begins at sundown the day before January 6, the day commemorating the Wise Men coming to Bethlehem to worship the Baby Jesus. Epiphany is a season of worship, as the whole world follows the Wise Men to find and honor Jesus.  The color of the Epiphany season is green to signify life and growth.  
 
Today we tend to celebrate our Holidays (Holy Days) as individual days, and so we like to celebrate the Magi as part of the Christmas Nativity---why single them out again in early January?  
 
In previous times (and still in some countries, such as Mexico) it was "the twelve days of Christmas" (like the Song) and then the Wise Men "arrive", and while they are "here" it is the Epiphany Season.  

  • The Baptism of Our Lord, on the Sunday after the Epiphany
  • The Presentation.
  • The Last Sunday after the Epiphany is Transfiguration Day.


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