Epiphany and After (Biblical)

Source: The Complete Library of Christian Worship, Robert E. Webber, General Editor

The Epiphany, or manifestation, of Christ is a celebration of his revelation to the peoples of the world. The Epiphany season follows Christmas and extends to the beginning of Lent.


The name Epiphany comes from a Greek word meaning "manifestation" or "appearance. " This festival originated in the third century as a celebration of Jesus' baptism (Matt. 3:13-17) and retains this character in the Eastern church. In the West, however, from the fourth century, it has commemorated the...


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