The Epiphany of the Lord is a feast day that celebrates the revelation of God as a human being in Jesus Christ.

What is Epiphany?

Epiphany begins January 6, and marks the official end of the Christmas season.

Epiphany bridges the time between celebrating the first coming and the sacrifice of Jesus. The events celebrated during Epiphany highlight Jesus’ transcendence of earthly and heavenly existence. The condensed timeline helps us to remember all that Christ did for us, and to contextualize his literal life in human form. The feast on January 6 is associated with the visitation of the magi and their bringing of gifts to the Christ child.

Lectionary readings during this time focus on the life and ministry of Jesus and invite us into the maturation of our faith.

The Greek word epiphaneia derives from the verb “to appear” and means “manifestation”, or “appearance”.

White is a color that represents Epiphany. It brings to mind light, innocence, purity, joy, triumph, and glory.

 

Ways to Celebrate

  • Invite God’s blessing and presence into your home and upon those who pass through your door by marking your doorway with chalk.
  • Host an Epiphany party – with King Cake.
  • Move the Magi in your nativity scene to the manger, marking their arrival in the story.

Holy Days of Epiphany

Epiphany of the Lord – January 6

On this feast day, we celebrate the revelation of God as a human being in Jesus.

Baptism of the Lord – January 8

This feast day commemorates the baptism of Jesus by John the Baptist, marking the beginning of Jesus’ public ministry.

Presentation of the Lord – February 2

Forty days after Christmas, we observe the presentation of Jesus in the temple. Also called Candlemas.

Transfiguration Sunday – February 26

We remember the transfiguration of Jesus, an event that bridges Jesus’ public ministry and the journey to Jerusalem.

 

Readings

 

Readings for each week begin on Thursday. Thursday – Saturday readings prepare you for the Sunday reading. Monday – Wednesday readings help you reflect on the Sunday reading.

Epiphany 1

Thursday – Psalm 29, 1 Samuel 3:1-9, Acts 9:1-9
Friday, Jan. 6: Epiphany of the Lord – Isaiah 60:1-6Ps. 72:1-7, 10-14Ephesians 3:1-12Matthew 2:1-12
Saturday – Psalm 291 Samuel 7:3-17Acts 9:19b31
Sunday, Jan. 8: Baptism of the Lord – Isaiah 42:1-9Psalm 29Acts 10:34-43Matthew 3:13-17
Monday – Psalm 89:5-37Genesis 35:1-15Acts 10:44-48
Tuesday – Psalm 89:5-37Jeremiah 1:4-10Acts 8:4-13
Wednesday – Psalm 89:5-37Isaiah 51:1-16Matthew 12:15-21

Epiphany 2

Thursday – Psalm 40:1-11Isaiah 22:15-25Galatians 1:6-12
Friday – Psalm 40:1-11Genesis 27:30-38Acts 1:1-5
Saturday – Psalm 40:1-111 Kings 19:19-21Luke 5:1-11
Sunday,  Jan. 15: 2nd Sunday after the Epiphany – Isaiah 49:1-7Psalm 40:1-111 Corinthians 1:1-9John 1:29-42
Monday – Psalm 40:6-17Exodus 12:1-13, 21-28Acts 8:26-40
Tuesday – Psalm 40:6-17Isaiah 53:1-12Hebrews 10:1-4
Wednesday – Psalm 40:6-17Isaiah 48:12-21Matthew 9:14-17

Epiphany 3

Thursday – Psalm 27:1-61 Samuel 1:1-20Galatians 1:11-24
Friday – Psalm 27:1-61 Samuel 9:27—10:8Galatians 2:1-10
Saturday – Psalm 27:1-61 Sam. 15:34—16:13Luke 5:27-32
Sunday, Jan 22: 3rd Sunday after the Epiphany – Isaiah 9:1-4Psalm 27:1, 4-91 Cor. 1:10-18Matthew 4:12-23
Monday – Psalm 27:7-14Judges 6:11-24Ephesians 5:6-14
Tuesday – Psalm 27:7-14Judges 7:12-22Philippians 2:12-18
Wednesday – Psalm 27:7-14Genesis 49:1-2, 8-1321-26Luke 1:67-79

 Epiphany 4

Thursday – Psalm 15Deut. 16:18-201 Peter 3:8-12
Friday – Psalm 15Deuteronomy 24:17—25:41 Timothy 5:17-24
Saturday – Psalm 15Micah 3:1-4John 13:31-35
Sunday, Jan.29: Candlemas Sunday – Micah 6:1-8Psalm 151 Corinthians 1:18-31Matthew 5:1-12
Monday – Psalm 37:1-17Ruth 1:1-18Philemon 1-25
Tuesday – Psalm 37:1-17Ruth 2:1-16James 5:1-6
Wednesday – Psalm 37:1-17Ruth 3:1-13; 4:13-22Luke 6:17-26

Epiphany 5

Thursday – Psalm 112:1-9Deut. 4:1-141 John 5:1-5
Friday – Psalm 112:1-9Isaiah 29:1-12James 3:13-18
Saturday – Psalm 112:1-9Isaiah 29:13-16Mark 7:1-8
Sunday, Feb. 5: 5th Sunday after the Epiphany – Isaiah 58:1-9Psalm 112:1-91 Corinthians 2:1-12,  Matthew 5:13-20
Monday – Psalm 119:105-1122 Kings 22:3-20, Romans 11:2-10
Tuesday – Psalm 119:105-1122 Kings 23:1-8, 21-252 Corinthians 4:1-12
Wednesday – Psalm 119:105-112Proverbs 6:6-23John 8:12-30

Epiphany 6

Thursday – Psalm 119:1-8Genesis 26:1-5James 1:12-16
Friday – Psalm 119:1-8Leviticus 26:34-461 John 2:7-17
Saturday – Psalm 119:1-8Deut. 30:1-9Matthew 15:1-9
Sunday, Feb. 12: 6th Sunday after the Epiphany – Deut. 30:15-20Psalm 119:1-81 Corinthians 3:1-9Matthew 5:21-37
Monday – Psalm 119:9-16Exodus 20:1-21James 1:2-8
Tuesday – Psalm 119:9-16Deut. 23:21—24:410-15James 2:1-13
Wednesday – Psalm 119:9-16Proverbs 2:1-15Matthew 19:1-12

Epiphany 7

Thursday – Psalm 119:33-40Exodus 22:21-271 Cor. 10:23—11:1
Friday – Psalm 119:33-40Leviticus 6:1-7Galatians 5:2-6
Saturday – Psalm 119:33-40Leviticus 24:10-23Matthew 7:1-12
Sunday, Feb. 19: 7th Sunday after the Epiphany – Leviticus 19:1-2, 9-18Psalm 119:33-401 Cor. 3:10-11, 16-23Matthew 5:38-48
Monday – Psalm 119:57-64Proverbs 25:11-22Romans 12:9-21
Tuesday – Psalm 119:57-64Genesis 31:1-3, 17-50Hebrews 12:14-16
Wednesday – Psalm 119:57-64Proverbs 3:27-35Luke 18:18-30

Epiphany 8

Thursday – Psalm 131Proverbs 12:22-28Philippians 2:19-24
Friday – Psalm 131Isaiah 26:1-6Philippians 2:25-30
Saturday – Psalm 131Isaiah 31:1-9Luke 11:14-23
Sunday, Feb. 26: Eighth Sunday after the Epiphany – Isaiah 49:8-16Psalm 1311 Corinthians 4:1-5Matthew 6:24-34
Monday – Psalm 104Deuteronomy 32:1-14Hebrews 10:32-39
Tuesday – Psalm 1041 Kings 17:1-161 Corinthians 4:6-21

 

 

Kids

TM Kids weekly take-home handouts for Kids:

Epiphany 1

Epiphany 2

Epiphany 3

Epiphany 4

Epiphany 5

Epiphany 6

Epiphany 7

Epiphany 8

 

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