Getting Ready for Sunday | 01/06/2019
We will gather together again on Sunday, January 6th at 4pm for the Holy Eucharist. This Sunday we celebrate the Feast of the Epiphany, a feast which is always on January 6th and happens to fall on a Sunday this year. The Feast of the Epiphany commemorates the visit of the Magi to the infant Jesus, the manifestation of Christ's salvation to the nations.
"The actual treasures the Magi open before Christ refer, in fact, to the most precious act of which man is capable. With their gold they confess him to be king, and thus they 'open up' the treasure of the human ability to believe—the Treasure of Faith. With their incense they worship him as God and thus open up the Treasure of Adoration, the human ability to surrender and turn over one's whole person to the one true Lord. With the myrrh, which the Jews used for burial, they are announcing his coming Passion and, thus, opening up the Treasure of Evangelization, the human ability to participate in the work of salvation by proclaiming prophetically to the world the redemption wrought by Christ."
-Erasmo Leiva-Merikakis, Fire of Mercy, Heart of the Word, vol. 1
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