Saints of the Day – Epiphany of the Lord (Solemnity)

detail of 'Epiphany', by Fernando Gallego, c.1480, Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, OhioArticle

On January 1 the Church celebrated Christ’s identification with the Jews; today, His epiphany or manifestation to the Gentiles for God had prepared some non-Jews, too, to receive the King. The Epiphany recalls the limited presentation of Christ to the magi and His Baptism – the start of Jesus’ public ministry.

MLA Citation

  • Katherine I Rabenstein. Saints of the Day, 1998. CatholicSaints.Info. 5 December 2020. Web. 24 January 2021. <>