Saturday, January 5, 2008

Epiphany--January 6

On January sixth (Monday), much of the Christian world will celebrate Epiphany~celebrating the visit of the Magi to the Christ Child in Bethlehem.

1After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi from the east came to Jerusalem 2and asked, "Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star in the east and have come to worship him."
3When King Herod heard this he was disturbed, and all Jerusalem with him. 4When he had called together all the people's chief priests and teachers of the law, he asked them where the Christ was to be born. 5"In Bethlehem in Judea," they replied, "for this is what the prophet has written: 6" 'But you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, are by no means least among the rulers of Judah; for out of you will come a ruler who will be the shepherd of my people Israel."
7Then Herod called the Magi secretly and found out from them the exact time the star had appeared. 8He sent them to Bethlehem and said, "Go and make a careful search for the child. As soon as you find him, report to me, so that I too may go and worship him."
9After they had heard the king, they went on their way, and the star they had seen in the east went ahead of them until it stopped over the place where the child was. 10When they saw the star, they were overjoyed. 11On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold and of incense and of myrrh. 12And having been warned in a dream not to go back to Herod, they returned to their country by another route.
MATTHEW 2:1-12

This is a link to an article about the Appalachian Mountain celebrations of Epiphany--Old Christmas: I love to read about old mountain traditions and lore~I hope you enjoy the link.

Have a blessed Sunday.



  1. Terri-"Angelsamoungus"--I cannot post on your blog. I sent you an email--did you get it? I miss seeing your blog.


  2. Hi Rm,
    How pretty your tree looked, bet you have a really nice collection of pretty things to put on it.
    Happy New year to you and your family!

  3. I never tire of hearing the Christmas story. I read it several times this year, and each time I read it, I seem to learn something new! Thanks for sharing!