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…

Icon of the Adoration of the Magi (source)

Epiphany Proclamation 2014

The Church has a couple of traditions related to The Feast of the Epiphany. One of those is The Epiphany Proclamation (another being the blessing of homes). During the liturgy on the Feast of the Epiphany, January 6, the Church proclaims the date of Easter as well as other feast and fast dates. The Proclamation announces…