Epiphany, 2017

 

Have you ever had an “epiphany”? Many can say that they have had one, when speaking of a new idea, a new way of seeing a situation, or discovering a unique connection. In the church,”Epiphany” has a specific meaning, and a central one to our faith.

To Christians, Epiphany is the revealing of Jesus’ being as divine. It originated in the Eastern Church in AD 361, beginning as a commemoration of the birth of Christ. Later, additional meanings were added – the visit of the three Magi, Christ’s baptism in the Jordan River, and his first miracle at the wedding in Cana. These three events are central to the definition of Epiphany as events where the divinity of Jesus was shown to all.

So, take down the Christmas tree and pack away the decorations. Be open to the epiphany that Jesus is divine and came to show us how to live rightly with God!

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