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Reflection for the Feast of the Epiphany of the Lord by FAN Executive Director, Patrick Carolan

This reflection was originally posted in our January 1st newsletter


Magi (2) This Sunday we are celebrating the Epiphany of the Lord . The celebration has different meanings among Christians. The word ‘epiphany’ comes from the Greek word ‘epiphaneia,’ meaning ‘manifestation or appearance.’ In the Roman church it is generally considered the feast that celebrates the visit of the magi. It is often described as the revelation of the incarnation of when God became man. In Eastern Christianity, it is associated with the baptism of Jesus by John the Baptist, a time to acclaim to the world that the Messiah has come. The feast of the Epiphany is one of the oldest Christian feast days we celebrate. The feast is filled with rituals, songs and pageants. We all remember the song “We three kings of Orient…

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