Epiphany and the Dawning Light
The Feast of the Epiphany is traditionally celebrated on January 6th and commemorates the visit of the Magi to the newborn King of Kings. Wikipedia includes an interesting etymological breakdown of the word "Epiphany" itself:
"From Koine Greek ἐπιφάνεια, epipháneia, meaning manifestation or appearance. It is derived from the verb φαίνειν, phainein, meaning "to appear." In classical Greek it was used for the appearance of dawn, of an enemy in war, but especially of a manifestation of a deity to a worshiper.
I sincerely believe that the recent appearance of the "Christmas Star" in conjunction with other significant events should have us all on our knees right now in unprecedented receptivity to the will of God and keen attentiveness to his manifestation in our own times.
With all of this in mind, I felt deeply moved to share with you the link to the psalms, antiphons, and readings for this marvelous Epiphany feast in the "Office of Readings", liturgically celebrated today, Sunday January 3. Trust me, you will want to prayerfully read through the entire selection, especially starting below the Hymns section about 1/3 of the way down the page where it picks up with Psalm 72, and then all the way through the reflection from Leo the Great. Click here: iBrievary for Sunday January 3, 2021 - FEAST OF THE EPIPHANY