Posts tagged Epiphany

Announcement of Easter and the Moveable Feasts 2023

Saturday 7 January 2023

The announcement of the year’s liturgical calendar, following an ancient tradition, is made after the Gospel reading in the Mass of the Epiphany.

Blessing of the House at Epiphany

Friday 6 January 2023

It’s customary to bless the house each year at Epiphany, with chalk and water which has been blessed for the purpose. This is generally distributed after Mass at Epiphany, and many churches make it freely available during the days afterward. PDF Magnificat From the east came the Magi to Bethlehem to adore the Lord; and […]

Work together for God’s glory

Monday 24 January 2022

Whenever we gather — and the first order and priority is to attend to mass and offer our worship to God — then we must rejoice that “This day is holy to the Lord your God; do not mourn or weep.”

Gifts of love

Sunday 16 January 2022

The bride of Christ is enriched with many blessings of both the fruits and gifts of new life in the Spirit.

The Baptism of Christ, Pietro Perugino (1446–1523) and his workshop, c.1482 (detail)

Baptised into His mission

Sunday 9 January 2022

Our baptism is a baptism of repentance, but it is also one of fire. It is not just some past event consigned to the pages of the history of our lives but an ongoing present reality.

Adoration of the Magi, Gentile da Fabriano (c1370–1427), 1420; Uffizi Gallery, Florence

Kneel and adore him

Sunday 9 January 2022

The way of life begins with us bringing all that we are and kneeling with the wise men before the Babe of Bethlehem, God’s love and our salvation made flesh.