Prayer of the Day

Feast of the Epiphany Of The Lord

January 6th, 2017
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“Three wonders mark this day we celebrate;  today the star led the Magi to the manger;  today water was changed into wine at the marriage feast of Cana;  today Christ desired to be baptised by John in the river Jordan to bring us salvation,  alleluia.”  (Magnificat antiphon of Evening Prayer)

The feast of Epiphany celebrates the adoration of Jesus by the wise men from the East at birth,  together with his Baptism in the river Jordan and the wedding feast at Cana in Galilee.  The Epiphany is the manifestation of Jesus as Messiah of Israel,  Son of God and Saviour of the world.