For millions of Christians in the world, January 6 commemorates the Feast Day of Epiphany, an ancient tradition dating back to the second century.

On this day, Western Christians focus their celebrations on the Wise Men's visit to Jesus, as described in Matthew 2:1-2, "wise men from the East came to Jerusalem . . . 'we observed his star at its rising, and have come to pay him homage'" (NRSV).

The celebration of Epiphany in Orthodox traditions—sometimes also called Theophany—centers on the baptism of Jesus in Matthew 3, Mark 1, and Luke 3.

Some also use this holiday to celebrate Jesus’s first miracle. when he turned water into wine at the Wedding in Cana, mentioned in John 2!

Engage with the Bible—in the celebrations surrounding this Book of all books!


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