Today marks Epiphany, the culmination of the 12 Days of Christmas. It means, the manifestation of God. That God put on skin and came down and dwelt among us. Historically this is when the church celebrates the coming of the Magi, and meditates on what it means to bring your treasures and lay them down at the feet of Jesus and simply worship.
“And behold, the star that they had seen when it rose went before them until it came to rest over the place where the child was. When they saw the star, they rejoiced exceedingly with great joy. And going into the house they saw the child with Mary his mother, and they fell down and worshiped him.” [Matt 2:9-11]
Growing up neither of us ever celebrated Epiphany, nor can I ever remember hearing much about it in the church. But as we begin to consider what kind of traditions we want to impart to our own family, we have taken a closer look at the special celebrations that are part of the church calendar and how we want to share them with our own children.
Some Epiphany traditions to consider practicing with your own family.
Photo taken at Moosehead Lake.