Worship Planning – Epiphany

Epiphany

Epiphany means:

to reveal,
to make known,
to show forth.

It is the season that answers the Christmas question, “What Child Is This?”

Jesus is revealed in many and various ways as the Son of God.  The feasts of the Baptism of our Lord and the Transfiguration of our Lord bracket the Sundays after the Epiphany with the heavenly voice which proclaims him “my Son”.

The idea of making Christ known has traditionally been lifted up during this season and has made this a time to celebrate Global Missions.

The octave of January 18-25 has been celebrated as the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. Materials for your parish celebrations, as well as for ecumenical events and liturgies may be ordered from:

Graymoor Ecumenical & Interreligious Institute
Route 9
PO Box 300
Garrision, NY 10524-0300

Resources are also available at the website:  www.geii.org.  Included in these resources are suggestions for observing the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. National Holiday.

Where every member is a missionary, every pastor is a mission director, and every congregation is a mission center.