A feast worth of most

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post1In a sermon in 412, Augustine called Epiphany “a feast worth of most devout celebration.” It completes the season of Christmas by inviting us to discern the identity of the Christ child. It means “manifestation” or “showing forth” – Eastern Christians use the term “Theophany” meaning “Manifestation of God”.

For us, it is the commemoration of the first two occasions Jesus’ divinity was manifested:

  • when the magi visited the infant Jesus in Bethlehem and
  • when John baptized him him the Jordan River

As we celebrate these occasions, we are also led to celebrate our coming to know Jesus as Lord and Savior, Redeemer and Friend. You may call it a cop-out, but while searching for images to include I ran across this blog and I think Holly says what I’m getting at quite well! “Come and see”: What Epiphany Shows us about Evangelism.

-Aune-

 

Want more?! Check out this resource, graciously shared online in the MIX (Ministry Idea Exchange) by Kyle J.A. Small.

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