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06 January 2006
  The Feast of the Epiphany of Our Lord
6 January, New Testament

Epiphany StarThe Epiphany season begins today, with the Feast of the Epiphany. This day celebrates the the Wise Men bringing their gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh to the Christ Child.

Ask the Pastor has a series of posts pertaining to the Epiphany. One tells about the day and the season. Another deals with the age of Jesus at the Wise Men's visit. A third post involves popular beliefs concerning their number and their names. Finally, Pastor Snyder shares an Epiphany hymn that he wrote which includes some of the theology of the day and the prophetic foreshadowing of the gifts of the Magi.

Lection
Psalm 72
Isaiah 60:1-6
Ephesians 3:1-12
Matthew 2:1-12

Collect
O God, by the leading of a star You made known Your only-begotten Son to the Gentiles. Lead us, who know You by faith, to enjoy in heaven the fullness of Your divine presence; through the same Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.
 
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