On January 6 the Church celebrates the feast of "Epiphany."
This feast commemorates the mysterious visit of the magi to the Baby Jesus.
Who were the magi? What led them to visit Jesus? And what lessons should we--and shouldn't we!--learn from this incident?
Here are nine things you should know . . .
1. What does the word "Epiphany" mean?
"Epiphany" means "manifestation."
It comes from Greek roots that mean "to show, to display" (phainein) and "on, to" (epi-).
An epiphany is thus a time when something is shown, displayed, or manifested to an audience.
2. What is the feast of the Epiphany about?
According to the Catechism of the Catholic Church:
The Epiphany is...READ MORE