The Epiphany. January 6. We remember the visit of the Three Kings to the Child Jesus.
COLLECT - O God, who on this day, didst manifest Thine only-begotten Son to the Gentiles by the guidance of a star: graciously grant, that we, who know Thee now by faith, may be led on even to contemplate the beauty of Thy Majesty. Through the same Jesus Christ, . . .
So here we are in Ephipany-tide. Not really a word yet I like it's usage!
Epiphany means manifestation. What the Church celebrates is the manifestation of our Lord to the whole world; after being made known to the shepherds of Bethlehem he is revealed to the Magi who have come from the east to adore Him....the Magi lead in their wake all the peoples of the earth, and thus the Epiphany is an affirmation of universal salvation..The St Andrew Daily Missal 1961
Today we had the Epiphany house blessing, of which I blogged last year.
And Thomas and I have started to make, before work, some Three Kings Bread, using a recipe shared on Facebook.
Isn't technology great? A friend in Canada, shares a recipe on Facebook and we try it here in Australia.