by Christine Sine
We have now moved into the Epiphany season which prompted me to write the prayer above and post it on Facebook a couple of days ago. It has been so popular that I thought I would post it here too.
The Epiphany season is of variable length. It is usually regarded as extending from the Feast of the Epiphany (Jan. 6) through the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday. It does not just celebrate the coming of the Magi. We also celebrate various events that manifest the divinity of Jesus. Jesus’ baptism is observed on the Sunday after Epiphany. The gospels for the other Sundays of the Epiphany season describe the wedding at Cana, the calling of the disciples, and various miracles and teachings of Jesus. The Last Sunday after the Epiphany is always devoted to the Transfiguration. Jesus’ identity as the Son of God is dramatically revealed in the Transfiguration gospel, as well as the gospel of the baptism of Christ. We are called to respond to Christ in faith through the showings of his divinity recorded in the gospels of the Epiphany season. (adapted from Episcopal Church website)