Pagan calendar


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Pagan Calendar - Misc Calendar

Epiphany

Summary

Epiphany

Calendar

Misc

Date

Jan 06 Every year

Description

επιφάνεια, "the appearance; miraculous phenomenon") is a Christian feast intended to celebrate the "shining forth" or revelation of God to mankind in human form, in the person of Jesus. The observance had its origins in the eastern Christian churches, and included the birth of Jesus; the visit of the Magi, or Wise Men (traditionally named Caspar, Melchior and Balthasar) who arrived in Bethlehem; and all of Jesus' childhood events, up to his baptism in the Jordan by John the Baptist. The date of the feast was fixed on January 6. Ancient Liturgies speak of Illuminatio, Manifestatio, Declaratio (Lighting, Manifestation, Declaration); cf. St. Matthew's Gospel (iii, 1317); St. Luke's (iii, 22); and St. John's (ii, 111); where the Baptism and Marriage at Cana are dwelt upon. The Christian Churches have traditionally also talked of a "Revelation to the Gentiles", where the term Gentile meant all non-Jewish peoples. The Biblical Magi represent the non-Jewish peoples of the world.

References

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Epiphany_%28Christian%29


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