Tuesday, January 06, 2009

The Epiphany of Our Lord

TRIBUS MIRACULIS ornatum diem sanctum colimus: hodie stella Magos duxit ad præsepium: hodie vinum ex aqua factum est ad nuptias: hodie in Jordane a Joanne Christus baptizari voluit, ut salvaret nos, alleluja.

Now do we celebrate a festival in honour of three days when Christ was made manifest: the day whereon a star led the Wise Men to the manger; the day whereon water was turned to wine at the wedding feast; the day whereon Christ was pleased to be baptized of John in Jordan that he might save us, alleluia.
— Επιφαινειν, epiphainein, is Greek, 'to show forth' or manifest.

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