The Epiphany is an ancient Christian feast day and is significant in a number of ways. In the East, where it originated, the Epiphany celebrates the baptism of Jesus by John the Baptist in the River Jordan. It also celebrates Jesus’ birth.

The Western Church began celebrating the Epiphany in the 4th century where it was, and still is, associated with the visit of the magi (wise men) to the infant Jesus when God revealed himself to the world through the incarnation of Jesus. According to Matthew 2:11 they offered him gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh. [bbc.co.uk]

 

Sunday 6 January at 10.00am
Opening hymnWe three Kings of Orient are
Glory to GodA Parish Mass (Peter Jones)
PsalmAll nations shall fall prostrate before you, O Lord (Stephen Dean/Lawrence Bevenot)
Gospel Acclamation(Bernadette Farrell)
Preparation songO worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness
Holy. HolyGathering Mass (Paul Inwood)
Memorial acclamationGathering Mass (Paul Inwood)
Lamb of GodA Parish Mass (Peter Jones)
Communion chantPsallite
Recessional hymnAs with gladness men of old

Please email Alan Smith if you’re interested in joining the singers/players at the 10am Sunday Mass.
Practices are at 9.15am, before Mass.

The Epiphany of the Lord (Solemnity)