Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Visitation of the Magi


Carlo Dolci

Happy Epiphany!


To those celebrating

The Visitation of the Magi!

Epiphany (from Koine Greek ἐπιφάνεια "appearance", "manifestation") is a Christian feast dayGod made Man in the person of Jesus Christ. It falls on the 6th of January or on a Sunday close to that date. The 6th of January in the Julian Calendar, which is followed by some Eastern Churches, corresponds at present to 19th of January in the Gregorian Calendar, which is the official civil calendar in most countries. On this day, Western Christians commemorate principally the visitation of the Biblical Magi to the Baby Jesus, i.e., his manifestation to the Gentiles; Eastern Christians commemorate the baptism of Jesus in the Jordan River, seen as his manifestation to the world as the Son of God. It is also called Theophany, especially by Eastern Christians.

10 comments:

storyteller sharing WINGS said...

Lovely ... thank you!
Hugs and blessings,

boliyou said...

Great post, Mary! Very informative. We celebrate Epiphany at our house as well. From December 26 to January 5, the Wise Men in our nativity set travel around the house, looking for the Baby Jesus. On the morning of Jan. 6, they arrive at the creche. They've left gifts for us in our shoes, and it's our last "Day of Christmas." All the decorations come down.

Mimi said...

Lovely old-fashioned picture, Mary.
Happy Epiphany to you too!

♥ Kathy said...

You are so sweet to think of everyone Mary ♥

gracia said...

was here.. great post.

gracia said...

added u in my bloglist..follow me pls

Tink *~*~* said...

Taking down my tree as soon as I publish this comment.

Tweet, tweet! ;)

Tink *~*~*

Loree said...

Oh that cupcake is just too much this morning. You have made me so hungry!

Auntie E said...

thank you Mary. I hope you had a great "Three Kings Day" as we call it.
Blessing to you for the New year. May your life by filled with riches from above.

Bond said...

I am so lapsed I forget the meaning of all these days