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  • FEAST OF THE EPIPHANY (THEOPHANY) OF OUR LORD - January 6, 2010

    01/06/2010 12:12:14 PM PST · by NYer · 9 replies · 401+ views
    St. Georges ^ | January 6, 2010
    Today the Maronite Catholic Church celebrates the feast of the Epiphany of our Lord Jesus Christ. In the Eastern Churches this feast is known by two names: Epiphany and Theophany. The Greek word Epiphany means manifestation or an apparition and the word Theophany refers to an appearance of God. On this day we celebrate the appearance or manifestation of Christ among us as God's Son. The feast of the Epiphany was first celebrated in the East around the third century and eventually was dropped by the Western Church. In the Eastern Churches the celebration of the Epiphany originally centered...