Church Calendar O’the Day: The Epiphany of Our Lord (Jan. 6th)

Yes, I know that the Church this year liturgically celebrates Epiphany this coming Sunday. I’m sharing this feast with my students on Friday the 6th for a couple of reasons. First, there is not a major saint with a memorial on the 6th. And, Monday the 9th is the liturgical celebration of the Baptism of Jesus.

Please feel free to download and share this presentation – PDF

Lectionary Gospel – The Feast of the Epiphany – January 3, 2016

Happy New Year!

I planned to post more frequently during our Christmas Break, but that did not come to pass. I had an enjoyable couple of weeks reading, sleeping in, getting my 10,000+ steps a day on my new Fitbit, and generally relaxing. With school resuming tomorrow, I am back to posting at least a few times each week.

First, here’s the gospel for the Roman Catholic celebration of Epiphany – a few days in advance of the Byzantine Catholic and Orthodox celebrations of it.

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Google Slides

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Epiphany Resources & Weekly Gospel Link

It’s back to school tomorrow, so I’ll be getting up way earlier than I have for more than two weeks.  Ugh – I am not a morning person.  So, I better keep this brief.

Today the Catholic Church in the U.S. celebrated Epiphany.  Other locations and denominations will celebrate it later this week – particularly on January 6th.

If you will be celebrating Epiphany this week, here’s a couple of links you might want to use (especially with older children):

A Magi Tells His Wife His Travel Plans

Can Astronomy Explain the Biblical Star of Bethlehem? 

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If you’d like to use an “illuminated” version of Epiphany Sunday’s gospel, you can use this Google Drive Link.

I create a similar file for each week’s gospel. For a week, we read and reflect upon it during the prayer with which I begin every class.  If you’d like to use this resource for future weeks, I usually post the file for the coming week by Saturday afternoon with the gospel of the next day.

Disclaimer – Since I don’t seek to profit from these files, I don’t cite the source for each of the images found through a Google Search.