Sunday, January 3, 2010

Ten Lords a Leaping




January 3, Solemnity of the Epiphany
Epiphany is a large celebration, especially in Spanish speaking countries. Things look different around the household: the infant Jesus in the manger now has a small gold crown and is wearing regal robes. The figures of the wise men have reached Bethlehem, completing the nativity scene.
The Church extends itself on Epiphany to the homes of the faithful. The custom of blessing the home on this day probably originated from these words in the Gospel, "And entering into the house, they found the Child with Mary, His Mother, and falling down they adored Him." The priest blesses the house if he can be present, but if not, the father of the family may do so.

Ten Lords a Leaping reminds us of the Ten Commandemnts

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2 comments:

GrandmaK said...

Very good post! Thank you...Cathy

Abbey said...

I am a convert and I guess for the last twenty years I have had my head in the sand as I didn't know about the Epiphany! I love that its meaning brings a very visual image into my mind, the blessed Jesus in his manger with a crown of gold. Imagine!

Happy New Year,
Abbey

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