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Posted on March 28, 2016 11:41

The Epiphany, also known as the Manifestation of Christ to the Gentiles, is celebrated on January 6th or the 12th Day of Christmas. The Feast itself commemorates Our Lord’s Manifestation to the Gentiles through the Visit of the Magi or Wise Men, the changing of water into wine, His first public miracle, at Cana, and finally His Baptism by Saint John. The Feast itself is celebrated for eight days in what is known as an octave. The Epiphany season varies in length and ends with the start of the “Gesima” Sundays or Pre-Lent. In many cultures, Epiphany is given more prominence than Christmas with much ceremony and fanfare surrounding the arrival of the Three Kings.