Epiphany is the 12th day after Christmas, January 6.

Epiphany is the 12th day after Christmas, January 6.

Epiphany is the 12th day after Christmas, January 6

The word Epiphany comes from the Greek word epiphania, which means divine manifestation, and it references a visit of a god to earth.

In some Christian traditions, Epiphany celebrates the day Jesus is baptized: His divinity and role on earth are revealed as he comes up out of the water, the Holy Spirit descends on him and the Witness in Heaven says, “This is my beloved Son in whom I am well pleased.”

Other Christian traditions include Jesus’ miracle of turning water into wine at the wedding feast in Cana in Galilee in Epiphany celebrations of the revelation of Jesus as the Christ.

In The United Methodist Church and many other Western traditions, Epiphany marks the arrival of the Magi from the East who bring worship and gifts of devotion to the Christ Child, revealing his divinity.

Other traditions yet cite all of the above in their Epiphany celebrations of the Divine Visitation in the life of Jesus Christ.

Learn more here: https://www.unitedmethodistwomen.org/news/lessons-of-epiphany

 

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