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Thinking Towards Sunday; Epiphany Sunday; January 3, 2016
29 December 2015
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This Sunday is Epiphany Sunday.
The word “Epiphany” is definitely in the “Churchese” language. In case you wondering, I think of “Churchese” kind of like Star Trek fans and aficionados think of Klingon (for more info about Klingon visit this site: http://www.kli.org/). There are Klingon Christmas Cards and, for those die-hard fans who want to make their wedding day extra special, Klingon Wedding Ceremonies. Star Trek fans know, love, appreciate Klingon and use it in everyday life to communicate while no one else cares or understands their fascination.
Just like that, Inside the church we know, love and appreciate “Churchese” while nobody outside the church knows, understands, or cares about it.
That is why I want to say a few words about what Epiphany is. In English the word Epiphany describes a moment in which a person suddenly sees or understands something in a new or very clear way. In “Churchese,” the word Epiphany is used to describe a Christian festival held on January 6 in honor of the coming of the Wise Men to visit with the family of Jesus while he was just a toddler. That story is found in the Gospel of Matthew, chapter 2, verses 1-12. The Sunday that is closest to January 6 is referred to as “Epiphany Sunday.”
Period of 12 days between December 25 and January 6 is called the Season of Christmas. (The well known Christmas Song about somebody’s “true love” bestowing lavish presents for 12 straight days is about the Season of Christmas.)
Scriptures this Sunday: Matthew 2:1-12 – the Story of Wise Men visiting the Holy Family
We will also receive Ray D. into membership and celebrate the Sacrament of the Holy Communion.