The Epiphany is the climax of the Advent Season and the Twelve Days of Christmas.
The term epiphany means “to show” or “to make known” or even “to reveal.” It remembers the coming of the magi bringing gifts to visit the Christ child, who by so doing “reveal” Jesus to the world as Lord and King. The season following the Epiphany extends from January 6th until Ash Wednesday, which begins the season of Lent leading to Easter.
In 2018, our Epiphany readings are focused in the Gospel of Mark, and so we are calling this seasonal series, The Beginning of the Good News – “The beginning of the good news about Jesus the Messiah, the Son of God” (Mark 1:1). For five weeks, we will work through the entirety of the chapter one and then we will contemplate the Transfiguration.