Sunday, January 06, 2008


The word "Epiphany" means "manifestation." The church in the Mass commemorates a triple manifestation of Christ: to the Magi, that is, to the Gentiles; in His Baptism, when the Voice from heaven declared: "This is My Beloved Son"; and in the miracle of changing water into wine at Cana.

Ecce, advenit Dominator Dominus: et regnum in manu ejus, et potestas, et imperium. (Psalm) Deus, judicium tuum regi da: et justitiam tuam Filio regis.

(Behold the Lord the Ruler is come: and the Kingdom is in His hand, and power, and dominion. (Psalm) Give to the king Thy judgment, O God: and to the king's Son Thy justice.

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