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Traditional Feast of the Epiphany

Traditional Feast of the Epiphany Adoration of the Magi by Giotto.Today is the traditional observance of the Feast of the Epiphany — 6 January.  Today, then, is “little Christmas.”  “The word ‘Epihpany’ means ‘manifestation’.  The Church in the Mass, commemorates a triple manifestation of Christ: to the Magi, that is, to the Gentiles; in His Baptism, when the Voice from heaven declared: ‘This is My Beloved Son’; and in the miracle of changing water into wine at Cana.” [Baronius, Daily Missal, pg. 237] Of course, on this day it is traditional to focus on the arrival of the Magi in Bethlehem with their gifts of gold,...
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