Adoration of the Three Kings – Flight into Egypt, detail
Epiphanytide: His mission, our mission
the visit of the Magi – the baptism of Jesus – the presentation of Christ – the marriage at Cana – the transfiguration
This year the season starts on January 6th (Epiphany) and ends on February 21st (Shrove Tuesday).
White is the season’s colour.
“The visit of the Magi is traditionally interpreted as symbolic of God’s revelation of himself to the Gentiles, and so one of the themes of the season is mission.”
- Gentile, da Fabriano, ca. 1370-1427. Adoration of the Three Kings – Flight into Egypt, detail, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN. http://diglib.library.vanderbilt.edu/act-imagelink.pl?RC=46678 [retrieved February 6, 2015]. Original source: www.yorckproject.de.
- Epiphany season. In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved January 20, 2015, from https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Epiphany_season
- Lectionary from The Vanderbilt Divinity Library