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Tag Archive for ‘Epiphany’

The Nativity and Epiphany in early Christian art

As the Church celebrates the Octave of Christmas, Vatican News has prepared a video of depictions of the Nativity and Epiphany on early Christian sarcophagi displayed in the Vatican Museums.   The mystery of the Incarnation of the Son of God and of His manifestation to humanity (Epiphany) represents one of the main features of […]


What is Christianity? It’s all about an Epiphany

The beauty of Christmas reflects this explosive revelation: the Son of God became a man that men might become sons of God. This past week, I stumbled on an interesting song by Declan McKenna, an 18-year-old singer-songwriter from England, titled “Bethlehem.” A saccharine take on the birth of Christ, this was not; instead, McKenna (who, as […]


Feast of the Magi (Epiphany 2016)

Outside of the Jewish faith, three men who sought wisdom all the days of their lives, seeking the light, truth and wisdom, followed the Star over the land facing danger, discomfort and even death.  O Lord, that we may also seek truth and wisdom without rancor towards others and not allowing fear or anxiety to […]


We Live in the Time of the Two Advents of Christ

History itself acquired a new meaning, or rather its hidden meaning was revealed, when the Word of God became incarnate and entered into history. Time itself was now an Epiphany of the Creator and of the Redeemer, the “Lord of Ages.” And yet time also acquired a new solemnity, a new urgency, since the Lord […]