Posts Tagged ‘Epiphany’

Homily: Mass for the Epiphany

Sunday, January 3rd, 2016

Cathedral of Saint Matthew the Apostle Washington, D.C. Sunday, January 3, 2016 11:30 a.m. What comes to mind when we celebrate Epiphany is, of course, the star leading the way through the darkness to the infant Jesus and the three wise men, the Magi, following it. The importance of the celebration of Epiphany is the […] [Read more]

Manifesting Christ

Sunday, January 3rd, 2016

For Jesus Christ to have an effect in our lives, he has to be recognized. For him to the recognized he has to be manifested. This truth is at the heart of the celebration of the feast of Epiphany, which is traditionally observed in the Church Universal on January 6, but which is celebrated liturgically […] [Read more]

Epiphany: The Public Revelation of the Savior of the World

Sunday, January 4th, 2015

Before the invention of satellites or digital compasses and the Global Positioning System, travelers, navigators and mariners looked to the stars for guidance. The Gospel of Matthew tells us about one particular star, the Star of Bethlehem, which pointed to the Lord Jesus and guided the Magi from the East (Mt. 2:1-2, 9-11). Following the […] [Read more]

The Rich Vocabulary of the Feasts

Tuesday, December 30th, 2014

Today we celebrate the sixth day within the Octave of the Nativity of the Lord during the season of Christmas. Yesterday was the memorial of Saint Thomas Becket. Tomorrow evening, more than reveling in New Year’s Eve, we celebrate the vigil of the Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God. Day, octave, season, memorial, […] [Read more]

The Epiphany of the Light of Nations

Sunday, January 6th, 2013

The Solemnity that we celebrate today is called Epiphany, but this is actually the first of three epiphanies, or manifestations of the Lord, that the Church recognizes over successive Sundays.  Next Sunday, we will celebrate the manifestation of the Lord in His Baptism and then, the following week, His manifestation at the Wedding at Cana.  […] [Read more]