Sunday, January 06, 2008


Arise, shine out, for your light has come,
the glory of the Lord is rising on you,
though night still covers the earth
and darkness the peoples.

Above you the Lord now rises
and above you his glory appears.
The nations come to your light
and kings to your dawning brightness.
Isaiah 60:1-3

Happy Feast of the Epiphany!

I was reading the little pre-Mass mediation in my missal before Mass this morning and it mentioned how the Epiphany includes not only the adoration of the magi but also Christ's baptism and the miracle at Cana. That's something few ever think about.

The Solemnity of the "Epiphany of the Lord" (birth, adoration of the Magi, Baptism in the Jordan, wedding at Cana), which originated in Alexandria, spread increasingly in the liturgy of the entire Church. It has been celebrated on 6 January since the fifth century. Only in the Roman liturgy under Pope St. Leo the Great (440-461) did it become a specific feast: the "Adoration of the Magi"

In looking for various resources, prayers, etc for this feast I came across this website for St Michael's Academy. It seems to have a lot of good stuff on it. I'd never heard of them. Looks like they're in Minnesota, maybe some of my Minnesotan readers can fill me in.

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