Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Epiphany



Epiphany comes from the Greek word epiphaneia, which is translated both as "coming" and as "manifestation" or "appearing." While Christmas celebrates Christ's coming in the Incarnation event, Epiphany celebrates manifestation--the ways in which the Incarnation is revealed to us. Today we celebrate Christ's identity being revealed to the world with the visit and adoration from the Magi and Jesus' first miracle at the wedding at Cana. Today may we have a glimmer of understanding of the hugeness of this revealed mystery of Christ.

2 comments:

PS (PSanafter-thought) said...

I love epiphany. I made six simple wall hangings/table runners for epiphany gifts. I didn't know, until my pastor told me, that in some places, E is the gift giving day. Love your semi abstract kings.

Carrot Top Studio: said...

I love the idea of making Epiphany the gift giving day....maybe that's a way around the commercialism of Christmas Day. Hmmmm....will have to ponder this for next year. Thanks for sharing!