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Epiphany Proclamation of Easter 2019

The ancient Church had a practice of announcing the dates of Easter as well as other feasts and fasts that do not have a fixed date. Since the Epiphany is a fixed date feast (January 6) and also the last major fixed date feast before we enter the Easter cycle which is characterized by moveable dates, it was a convenient time to proclaim the date … Continue reading Epiphany Proclamation of Easter 2019

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Epiphany Proclamation of Easter 2018

The ancient Church had a practice of announcing the dates of Easter as well as other feasts and fasts that do not have a fixed date. Since the Epiphany is a fixed date feast (January 6) and also the last major fixed date feast before we enter the Easter cycle which is characterized by moveable dates, it was a convenient time to proclaim the date of Easter and other moveable feasts and fasts. The Proclamation, however, announces more than dates. Ultimately, It proclaims the reality that our lives are to be lived in rhythm with and according to Jesus’ life. Continue reading Epiphany Proclamation of Easter 2018

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Epiphany Proclamation of Easter 2017

The Church has a couple of significant and meaningful traditions related to The Feast of the Epiphany. First, it is a common practice to bless homes on the Feast of the Epiphany and during the following week. One way of doing this is with chalk that has been blessed during the Epiphany Eucharist. Second, the ancient Church had a practice of announcing the dates of Easter … Continue reading Epiphany Proclamation of Easter 2017

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Epiphany Proclamation of Easter 2016

The Church has a couple of important and meaningful traditions related to The Feast of the Epiphany. First, it is a common practice to bless homes on the Feast of Epiphany and during the following week. One way of doing this is with chalk that has been blessed during the Epiphany Eucharist. Second, the ancient Church had a practice of announcing the dates of Easter … Continue reading Epiphany Proclamation of Easter 2016

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 as other feasts and fasts on the Feast of the … Continue reading Epiphany Proclamation of Easter 2015

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 more than dates. It proclaims the reality that our lives … Continue reading Epiphany Proclamation 2014

Epiphany Proclamation 2013

An ancient practice of the Church is The Epiphany Proclamation. 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 proclaims not only dates but the reality that our lives are to be lived in rhythm with and according to Jesus’ life. Here is the proclamation for this … Continue reading Epiphany Proclamation 2013

Epiphany Proclamation 2012

The Epiphany Proclamation is an ancient practice of the Church. On the Feast of Epiphany the date of Easter as well as other feast and fast dates are proclaimed. The Proclamation proclaims not only dates but the reality that our lives are to be lived in rhythm with and according to Jesus’ life.  Here is  the proclamation for this year. Dear brothers and sisters, the … Continue reading Epiphany Proclamation 2012