Festival facts: Epiphany
26 September 2007Add to My Folder
Discover the meaning of Epiphany and why Christians celebrate this festival
What is Epiphany?
The word Epiphany means ‘manifestation’ or ‘showing’. For most of the Christian Church today, Epiphany takes place on 6 January each year. It is the celebration of all the manifestations of Jesus as the Messiah, particularly that witnessed by the Three Wise Men who came to Bethlehem. It is believed that these men had journeyed following a star in search of Christ, and that they symbolise the manifestation of Jesus to the Gentile (non-Jewish) world.
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