Magi, Adoration of the Magi, Epiphany, Matthew 2:1-12, St. Romanos the Melodist

A Star Powered Epiphany

St. Romanos the Melodist was a sixth century Byzantine hymnographer. Regarding the star that the magi followed (Matthew 2:1-12, the Feast of the Epiphany in the Western Church) he writes that Christ uttered in spirit to his mother: To all appearances, it is a star; but in reality, it is a power. It went with…

Epiphany Proclamation of Easter 2015, Epiphany,

Epiphany Proclamation of Easter 2015

The Church has a couple of important and meaningful traditions related to The Feast of the Epiphany: the blessing of homes and the Epiphany Proclamation of Easter. I have previously written about Epiphany house blessings using chalk blessed during the Epiphany liturgy. The ancient Church had a practice of announcing the dates of Easter as well…