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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."

Readings

Epiphany
Year B
First readingPsalmSecond readingGospel
Epiphany of the Lord
January 6, 2018
ART -- PRAYER
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
ART -- PRAYER
Genesis 1:1-5 Psalm 29 Acts 19:1-7 Mark 1:4-11
Second Sunday after the Epiphany
January 14, 2018
ART -- PRAYER
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
ART -- PRAYER
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
ART -- PRAYER
Deuteronomy 18:15-20 Psalm 111 1 Corinthians 8:1-13 Mark 1:21-28
Presentation of the Lord
February 2, 2018
ART -- PRAYER
Malachi 3:1-4 Psalm 84
or
Psalm 24:7-10
Hebrews 2:14-18 Luke 2:22-40
Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany
February 4, 2018
ART -- PRAYER
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)
ART -- PRAYER
2 Kings 2:1-12 Psalm 50:1-6 2 Corinthians 4:3-6 Mark 9:2-9

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