Sunday, 3 January 2010

Epiphany: or three feasts for the price of one

Today the star led the Magi to the manger.

Today water was changed into wine at the marriage feast.

Today Christ desired to be baptised by John in the river Jordan to bring us salvation.

How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him who brings good tidings, who publishes peace, who brings good tidings of good, who publishes salvation, who says to Zion, "Your God reigns." Hark, your watchmen lift up their voice, together they sing for joy; for eye to eye they see the return of the LORD to Zion. Break forth together into singing, you waste places of Jerusalem; for the LORD has comforted his people, he has redeemed Jerusalem. The LORD has bared his holy arm before the eyes of all the nations; and all the ends of the earth shall see the salvation of our God. (Isaiah 52:7-10)

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