149 Epiphany (January 6th)  Delivered: 05108 & Posted: 050110, Added: 050112  

Question from a Japanese:
”I don’t know ”Epiphany,” which American calendars always mark.  I’m just curious about it.  Do you know Epiphany? ”

Reply from American A:
”I heard of Epiphany a little more than Kwanzaa (Letter 146).   I believe this marks the day the three wise men arrived to visit the baby Jesus. I also think it marks the day Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist. (Jan 6th) ” 

Reply from American B, who is a Protestant:
Epiphany?  No, I don't know what this is.  My guess is that it is a Christian holiday, and that it is observed more by Catholics than Protestants.

Interestingly, typical Americans have heard the word, ”Epiphany”, but not so many people know what it is. 

Ummm...  Do you wanna know what “Epiphany” is?   Why not?

What is Epiphany?

Epiphany is observed on January 6th to celebrate that the three wise men arrived from the east to visit the baby Jesus.  They regarded him with the highest of respect, and presented the three gifts (Gold, Frankincense, and Myrrh): The three wise men revealed Jesus to the world as Lord. 

While attending the Mass this past Sun. 9 (050109), we learned that what American A
mentioned
is right about another meaning of Epiphany: Epiphany also is the feast of Jesus' baptism by John the Baptist (050109).  We took our hats off to American A.  His knowledge about this is awesome! 

Notes: Epiphany means "to show",  "to make known", or "to reveal." Also, Epiphany is Christmas Seasons climax and the Twelve Days of Christmas begin on December 25th through January 5th, one day before Epiphany. The day before Epiphany is the twelfth day of Christmas*, and is often called Twelfth Night.
 
Sources (including pix):
http://www.cresourcei.org/cyepiph.html
http://www.christusrex.org/www1/stanzas/L50b-Epiphany.jpg 
 

*  According to Webster’s dictionary, the Twelfth Day is January 6th, Epiphany.  Please let us know if you (our reader) know what day the Twelfth day really is.  Thanks. Explore America Info contact us.

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