The Epiphany of the Lord—January 6, 2019
Updated: Jan 9, 2020
Dear Friends in Christ:
Today is the Feast of the Epiphany of the Lord. While the hustle and bustle of Christmas ends for the majority of people throughout the world on December 26th, for us as Catholic Christians it DOES NOT. Christmas lasts for twelve days! So, during these twelve days it is certainly appropriate to continue to wish one another Merry Christmas!
Today, the Feast of the Epiphany of the Lord, we must remember that the very word “Epiphany” means “manifestation.” The Epiphany is a celebration of the revelation of God in human flesh. It could also be said that an epiphany is: “an intuitive grasp of reality through something simple and striking.” Something as simple as a child brings us the reality of God among us. Something as striking as a star, the star of Bethlehem, bring us the reality of God among us.