It is the day of light, of light being revealed; the Epiphany. On January 6th we move from the season of Advent and Christmastide into the season of Epiphany. The day of Epiphany itself is mainly a commemoration of the Magi (the wisemen or kings) following the star to Jesus whom they worshipped and offered gifts. I personally am growing to love the different days and seasons of the Christian calendar year as it helps bring my focus to various aspects of my faith. We don’t wish to force “religion” on our children nor teach them that these days are valuable only as a ritual. We do desire to take part in writing truth on their hearts and I think that these days can be part of that.
And so in our little household, Epiphany is passed with a party, a celebration. Last year we were joined by new friends, this year we decided to just be us.
And that was our party, simple and fun. How about you, what are some days or seasons that you like to celebrate? Do you celebrate Epiphany? I would love to hear about it!
We’ve never celebrated epiphany, although I like the idea of it.
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i really like this idea and really had no clue about it even growing up in the church! looks like fun! what new book did you get the girls?!!!
I think that Epiphany is one of those things that have been avoided within the recent Protestant/Evangelical church because of it is more of a Catholic and Orthodox tradition. We like many others are beginning to see the worth and beauty of these traditions when done in the true spirit.Basically we learn a little more as a couple/family each year and incorporate it in our own simple ways. We really do love it.
I’ve only ever celebrated Epiphany in the context of worship… but now I’m thinking that a Young Families night at the church for Epiphany would be absolutely wonderful… guess I’ll make note of that for Epiphany 2013! Thanks for your inspiration!