Sunday, January 03, 2010


Epiphany celebrates the visit of the 'Magi' (the wise men) to the infant Jesus. Starmer's painting in St Jude's portrays them as oriental kings travelling with a magnificent train and carrying lavish gifts. The word 'epiphany' means 'manifestation' and refers to the interpretation of the Magi as the representatives of the Gentiles reconizing the Jewish Messiah as the Lord of the World.