Celebrating Epiphany

 

 

We are now in the season of Epiphany, which started on the 6th January.  This is the time when we remember how the Three Wise Men (Magi) were led to the stable in Bethleham to acknowledge the birth of God incarnate, in the baby Jesus.

The images are of our very own nativity at the Hatfield House farm in December last year and a stained glass window in St Eth’s depicting the nativity scene, both images show the Three Wise Men visiting the baby Jesus.

It is interesting that if you are on holiday in other parts of the world, particularly in Europe, you will notice that the Day of Epiphany on the 6th January, is every bit as important as Christmas Day, with street processions and gift giving.

nativity on farm

 

With the season of Christmas well and truly behind us, we now can spend quiet time really reflecting on the meaning and glory of the birth of Christ over two thousand years ago and what this means in our lives today.

The rythm of life according to the church year, starting at Advent, offers a framework for faith as we travel through the same liturgical seasons each year.  It also helps us to consider the nature of time and the seasons of nature as we experience the fullness of God’s creation.   We will soon be publishing details of the next season, of Lent, and invite you all to join us in our journeying.

stained glass window ephiphany

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