For many of us, the Christmas season officially ends as we box up the last decorations and our lives return to business-as-usual. But for millions of Christians worldwide, the 12 days of Christmas ended with the celebration of Epiphany (also known as Three Kings’ Day) on January 6th. The custom seems to have originated with Christians from Alexandria in the early third century, and is a time to celebrate the magi who had an “Epiphany” moment as they visited the Christ Child, offered him their gifts, and worshiped him as King. After they “saw the Light”… nothing was ever the same.
This morning we consider the story of Epiphany and how we too are formed in following the great light.