Did You Know? (Sunday, January 6, 2019)

The Epiphany is an ancient church festival celebrating the magi’s visit to the Christ Child (Matthew 2:1-12). It is also called “Three Kings’ Day” and “Twelfth Day” the latter name because January 6 is twelve days after Christmas; the eve of Epiphany is called “Twelfth Night.” It is celebrated mainly in Orthodox, Catholic, Anglican, and other liturgical churches. The word epiphany means “manifestation” or “revelation.” Thus, the festival celebrates the manifestation of Christ to the Gentiles, as well as Christ’s divinity to the world.

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