Epiphany

Epiphany

January 6
Western dating of Epiphany

Epiphany, taken from a Greek word meaning “manifestation,” is the celebration of the coming of Jesus or revelation of God to the Gentile world through the birth of Christ. It traditionally falls on January 6 and commemorates the visitation of the Magi to the baby Jesus; thus, the disclosure to the Gentile world as held by the Roman Church. Eastern Christians have suggested the manifestation occurred at Christ’s baptism at the hands of John the Baptist when Jesus began his public ministry as an adult. Though years separate the birth of Jesus and his entrance into public ministry, only a couple of days separate these events on the Church calendar; Eastern Orthodox Christians observe the Baptism of Jesus on January 8.

For Further Consideration

Christian Living, Suggested references and resources. Lamentably, the secularization of America has resulted in the devaluation of Christianity in a variety of spheres of life. Christian Heritage Fellowship exists for the sake of encouraging believers in their walk with the Lord and challenging the unbeliever concerning the claims of the Gospel and the implications of the Christian life. The articles below contain suggestions for the lives of individual believers as well as suggestions for the larger community of faith. These article continue to be revised and updated, containing more and more suggestions for living the Christian life.  Read more...
Stephen A. Flick, Ph.D., America's Founding Fathers and the Bible. Contrary to the contemporary mantra that America was birthed as a secular nation, the historical evidence demonstrates that America was founded by Christians who wished to enjoy the liberty to freely express their Christian faith. Lamentably, Christians have forgotten and neglected the Christian heritage bequeathed to them by America's Founding Fathers and have allowed secularists to disparage and deny what was given to them at such a great price. America's Founding Fathers and the Bible briefly describes a portion of America's Christian heritage, particularly during the rise of nationalism when America was shaping its national government.  Read more...
Stephen A. Flick, Ph.D., When the United States Capitol Was a Church. So deep and strong was the relationship of government to the Christian faith in America that the relationship was recognized in a variety of ways. Few realize that the United States Capitol was used as a church for years before it was used to convene the United States Congress. For nearly three-quarters of a century, the United States Capitol was used for church services. In fact, it became a meeting place for a number of churches in Washington, D. C. While secularists wish to keep this and many other similar historical facts quiet, the sincere Christian will wish to celebrate the spiritual heritage our Founding Fathers have bequeathed to us.  Read more...

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