As the seasons of the natural world change through the year, so the Church observes a series of seasons


In the Western churches, the Epiphany (manifestation) became an occasion to celebrate one element int he story of Christ’s birth:  the visit of the far-travelled magi.  St Matthew speaks of ‘wise men from the east’, whereas later tradition gave us three wise men, elevated them to kings and named them as Caspar, Melchior and Balthazar.  The season of Epiphany begins at Christmas and continues through the successive Sundays of Epiphany, finishing at the Feast of the Presentation of Christ (Candlemas).

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