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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 28th (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 A First readingPsalmSecond readingGospel
Epiphany of the Lord
January 6, 2017
Isaiah 60:1-6 Psalm 72:1-7, 10-14 Ephesians 3:1-12 Matthew 2:1-12
Baptism of the Lord
January 8, 2017
First Sunday after the Epiphany
Isaiah 42:1-9 Psalm 29 Acts 10:34-43 Matthew 3:13-17
Second Sunday after the Epiphany
January 15, 2017
Isaiah 49:1-7 Psalm 40:1-11 1 Corinthians 1:1-9 John 1:29-42
Third Sunday after the Epiphany
January 22, 2017
Isaiah 9:1-4 Psalm 27:1, 4-9 1 Corinthians 1:10-18 Matthew 4:12-23
Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany
January 29, 2017
Micah 6:1-8 Psalm 15 1 Corinthians 1:18-31 Matthew 5:1-12
Presentation of the Lord
February 2, 2017
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 5, 2017
Isaiah 58:1-9a (9b-12) Psalm 112:1-9 (10) 1 Corinthians 2:1-12 (13-16) Matthew 5:13-20
Sixth Sunday after the Epiphany
February 12, 2017
Deuteronomy 30:15-20
or
Sirach 15:15-20
Psalm 119:1-8 1 Corinthians 3:1-9 Matthew 5:21-37
Seventh Sunday after the Epiphany
February 19, 2017
Leviticus 19:1-2, 9-18 Psalm 119:33-40 1 Corinthians 3:10-11, 16-23 Matthew 5:38-48
Transfiguration Sunday
February 26, 2017
(Last Sunday before Lent)
Exodus 24:12-18 Psalm 2
or
Psalm 99
2 Peter 1:16-21 Matthew 17:1-9
Shrove Tuesday
February 28, 2017
(Last Day before Lent)
       

Sources