See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, being patient with it until it receives the early and the late rains. - James 5:7

Sunday, January 08, 2012

Epiphany



Epiphany celebrates three mysteries of light*, or rather, three public manifestations of God in Christ.

  • The adoration and homage paid by the Magi to the Infant Christ.

  • The Baptism of Christ.

  • The Wedding at Cana.

After tomorrow's feast of the Baptism of the Lord, the Church begins Ordinary Time.  I love Ordinary Time, much in the same way I prefer Low Masses to High Masses.


*I'm not speaking in the sense of the mysteries of the Rosary here.  Although in Blessed John Paul's addition to the Rosary, known as the Mysteries of Light, two aspects of the Epiphany are included: The Wedding at Cana, and The Baptism.  While in the Seven Joys Rosary, the Adoration of the Magi is the only mystery of the Epiphany included. 

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  1. Happy Epiphany!!
    God is good.

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