Epiphany? What's that?

Christmastide is loaded with special days – the Holy Family, Mary the Mother of God, etc. After Christmas, the second most important one is the Epiphany of the Lord (this Sunday). It even has its own countdown song.

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The traditional 12 days of Christmas? Those are the days between Christmas and Epiphany. 

The word “epiphany” is often used to describe a brainstorm or a moment of insight.  But that’s not what it really means.  An “epiphany” really means an event that reveals something about a divine being. 

For the Epiphany of the Lord, Jesus is the divine being in question. So what is it that’s being revealed? 

More on this tomorrow.

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