Saturday, January 04, 2014

Epiphany 2014

This Sunday (5 January) we celebrate the Feast of the Epiphany - the visit of the 'Magi' (the wise men) to the infant Jesus. Starmer's mural 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 recognizing the infant Jesus as the King of the World.