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Epiphany Magi salesianity_blogspot_comJanuary 6 is the Feast of the Epiphany.

As such, today — January 5 — is the last day of the Christmas season. Unfortunately, all of our cheery decorations, along with the tree, need to disappear for another year.

Below are the readings for this feast day, accompanied by expert commentary:

Epiphany — Old Testament reading — Isaiah 60:1-6

Epiphany — Epistle — Ephesians 3:1-12

Epiphany — Gospel — Matthew 2:1-12

The next series of posts explain more about the significance of the Three Kings’ visit to the Christ Child, who was probably two years old by that time:

A Lutheran pastor reflects on the Epiphany

More Lutheran reflections on the Epiphany

Remembering the Epiphany in chalk

The Epiphany and the Bible

Why the Epiphany is so important — a Lutheran perspective

A Lutheran perspective on the Magi

Jesuit astronomer discusses the Star of Bethlehem

What to remember about Epiphany

Some traditions include a special treat on January 6, such as a king cake:

Epiphany and king cake — a history

This year, the season of Epiphany lasts until Shrove Tuesday, February 16, 2021. Ash Wednesday is the following day.

In churches where clergy wear liturgical vestments, these will be white.

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