Eliot's poem of the Magi helps us to remember that Jesus' story continues in each of us, as we travel to see the Christ child and back into our own lives.
All of this helps us see Baptism as an important beginning, both for Jesus, and for us.
A free webinar from the Center for the Ministry of Teaching. Claiming Epiphany: Theology, Practice, and Good Ideas.
We set aside this day in January to recognize the life and work of the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. Includes link to resources and activities.
Using cut-out stars with words like hope, generosity, and patience, household members choose a "guiding star" for the year. A special Epiphany activity.
February 2nd has, for centuries, been celebrated as a Christian Feast Day as the Feast of the Presentation, honoring the day on which the baby Jesus was brought to the Temple in Jerusalem by his parents Mary and Joseph. The name Candlemas refers to the blessing of candles and the processions, traditional elements of the celebration.
We celebrate Epiphany and witness the light of Christ revealed to the world. Here are some ideas for observing the season.
Part reflection, part intentional activity, Sybil MacBeth's new book, The Season of the Nativity, offers readers the opportunity to experience the church seasons of Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany as a whole.
The season of Epiphany is a season of beginnings. It starts in January, the month when popular culture invites us to consider changes we want to make in our lives. Many of us who try keeping New Year's resolutions know how easy it is to lose track of our goals.
At Christmas the church celebrates the birth of Jesus, when God entered fully into the human experience. The Feast of the Epiphany takes the Christmas proclamation a step further, when the divine revelation in Jesus was revealed to the world as the magi came from the east.
In Christian communities today, it continues to be a day of purification, renewal, and hope. Some call the day Candlemas, (Candle Mass), which comes from the activities associated with the feast.
On the Epiphany of Our Lord, January 6, family and friends can gather at the main entrances to homes or apartments (nursing home quarters, extended care facility, hospital rooms), and ask God's blessing on their dwellings and on all who live or visit there.
The Feast of the Epiphany, January 6th, is just around the corner. There are many ideas to celebrate this remembrance of the Visitation of the Magi. Every party could use a special cake, room decorations as well as community singing. Here are some ideas to add to your own church's tradition to mark this feast day on our church calendar.