Epiphany

EPIPHANY MEANS "MANIFESTATION." ON THIS DAY WE CELEBRATE THE REVELATION OF CHRIST TO THE GENTILES--THAT IS, TO ALL NATIONS. SOME CHRISTIAN TRADITIONS CELEBRATE THREE GREAT EPIPHANIES ON THIS FEAST; THE MAGI'S ADORATION OF THE CHRIST CHILD, JESUS' BAPTISM IN THE JORDAN RIVER BY JOHN, AND HIS FIRST MIRACLE IN WHICH HE CHANGES WATER IN WINE. THE WORD AND SACRAMENTS ARE FOR US THE GREAT EPIPHANY OF GOD'S GRACE AND MERCY. WE GO FORTH TO WITNESS TO THE LIGHT THAT SHINES BRIGHTLY IN OUR MIDST.