The Liturgical Season Of Epiphanytide

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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 11th (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."


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First readingPsalmSecond readingGospel
Epiphany of the Lord
January 6, 2018
Isaiah 60:1-6 Psalm 72:1-7, 10-14 Ephesians 3:1-12 Matthew 2:1-12
Baptism of the Lord
January 7, 2018
First Sunday after the Epiphany
Genesis 1:1-5 Psalm 29 Acts 19:1-7 Mark 1:4-11
Second Sunday after the Epiphany
January 14, 2018
1 Samuel 3:1-10, (11-20) Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18 1 Corinthians 6:12-20 John 1:43-51
Third Sunday after the Epiphany
January 21, 2018
Jonah 3:1-5, 10 Psalm 62:5-12 1 Corinthians 7:29-31 Mark 1:14-20
Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany
January 28, 2018
Deuteronomy 18:15-20 Psalm 111 1 Corinthians 8:1-13 Mark 1:21-28
Presentation of the Lord
February 2, 2018
Malachi 3:1-4 Psalm 84
Psalm 24:7-10
Hebrews 2:14-18 Luke 2:22-40
Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany
February 4, 2018
Isaiah 40:21-31 Psalm 147:1-11, 20c 1 Corinthians 9:16-23 Mark 1:29-39
Transfiguration Sunday
February 11, 2018
(Last Sunday before Lent)
2 Kings 2:1-12 Psalm 50:1-6 2 Corinthians 4:3-6 Mark 9:2-9



As a conservative, why do I remain in the Anglican Church of Canada? Here are five reasons.

By Dean Mercer

The Rev. Dr. Dean Mercer is incumbent of the Anglican Church of St. Paul, L’Amoreaux, an instructor in liturgy at Wycliffe College, Toronto, and a member of the Canadian chapter of the Anglican Communion Institute.

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My dear, dear Family in Christ Jesus,

Adapted from Romans 1:1-7

Timothy, a servant of Christ Jesus, called to be an apostle and set apart for the gospel of God— the gospel he promised beforehand through his prophets in the Holy Scriptures regarding his Son, who as to his earthly life was a descendant of David, and who through the Spirit of holiness was appointed the Son of God in power by his resurrection from the dead: Jesus Christ our Lord. Through him we received grace and apostleship to call all the Gentiles to the obedience that comes from faith for his name’s sake. And you also are among those Gentiles who are called to belong to Jesus Christ.

To all in St. Peter’s who are loved by God and called to be his holy people:
Grace and peace to you from God our Father and from the Lord Jesus Christ.



Jane provided these prayers at our Spring conference. 2015

Ask God to bring deep conviction of sin, spiritual brokenness, a holy fear of God and genuine repentance among His people.  

2 Corinthians 7:10 Godly sorrow brings repentance that leads to salvation and leaves no regret, but worldly sorrow brings death.

Pray for a spirit of brokenness and humility to confess sin and disobedience.

Psalm 51:17 My sacrifice, O God, is a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart you, God, will not despise.