How the Epiphany is celebrated in other countries? By: Tiffany SmolInski (01/13/17)

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What is the Epiphany? The manifestation of Christ to the Gentiles as represented by the Magi.

1. The feast of manifestation, or Epiphany, is traditionally celebrated the 12th day after Christmas, January 6th.

2. The Epiphany takes its name from the Greek epiphania, which denotes the visit of a god to earth.

3. The revelation of Christ to the three kings at Bethlehem is a symbol of His revelation to the whole of the Gentile world.

4. Originating in the Eastern Church.

5. The mysterious star of Epiphany, "flashing like a flame," is still another facet of the light-motif, a symbol capable of being interpreted in a dozen different ways.

6. The Gospels of the baptism and the marriage at Cana are read on the Octave Day and the Second Sunday after Epiphany.

Epiphany Celebratetd in other countries

- Epiphany celebrated in Poland.

- Epiphany, also known as the Procession of the Three Kings, is annually celebrated as a public holiday in Poland on January 6.

- Epiphany is a national public holiday in Poland, so schools, banks, government offices and most private businesses are closed.

- Local parish priests preach about the significance of Epiphany and many houses are blessed.

- Some people place above their doors 3 small boxes, each containing water, incense, and chalk in memory of the wise kings’ gifts to Jesus.

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