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Epiphany 2016: Dates, Customs And History Of 'Three Kings Day'

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 01.05.2016 | Religion

The Feast of the Epiphany, marking the end of the 12 Days of Christmas and the new season of Epiphany, is observed on Wednesday, January 6, 2016. Epip...

Why Italian Children Await Gifts From 'The Good Witch'

Religion News Service | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 01.05.2016 | Religion

Pope Francis and Catholics around the world will celebrate the Feast of the Epiphany on Wednesday (Jan. 6), marking the date the three kings are belie...

Does It Matter If There Was Really a Star of Bethlehem?

The Conversation US | Posted 12.24.2015 | Religion
The Conversation US

This does not say that the events recounted in the nativity narratives are false. It does, however, require readers to recognize that these stories were crafted to show who Jesus was and what he lived for. In them, Jesus embodies what is truly worth aspiring to in life -- not the conventional trappings of success, but a transformative relationship with God.

Foreigners, Christmas, and Muslims -- The Gift of the Magi

Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson | Posted 12.21.2015 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson

Peace at Christmas cannot be understood unless we remember the violence imposed on Jews living under the violent rule of the Romans.

Daily Meditation: Journey Of The Magi

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 12.19.2014 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be par...

My Wish List For The Tres Reyes Magos

Rev. J. Manny Santiago | Posted 03.06.2012 | Religion
Rev. J. Manny Santiago

For my family, the biggest celebration has always been that of the Día de los Reyes Magos or Epiphany Day. The tradition is for kids -- and adults too -- to write a letter to the Wise Men with their wishes.

Photos Of Epiphany Around The World

Posted 01.05.2012 | Religion

The Feast of the Epiphany, marking the end of the 12 Days of Christmas, is generally observed on Friday, Jan. 6, 2012. Epiphany -- which is variou...

The Magi

Rev. Dean Snyder | Posted 02.24.2012 | Religion
Rev. Dean Snyder

Matthew's magi are not just any gentiles; they are flaming gentiles. They are hardcore. Any gentile who heard that the magi were part of the story would know that they, as gentiles, must surely be included in the story as well.

CFS: Bethlehem

Laurence Hughes | Posted 02.20.2012 | Comedy
Laurence Hughes

Our suspicions were aroused when Mary, the woman claiming to be the mother, also claimed to be a virgin. (We never even asked.)

The Radical Welcome of Epiphany

Christopher Cocca | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Christopher Cocca

God the Father announces "This is my Son, in whom I am well-pleased" as Christ comes up from the waters of the Jordan. This announcement is neither for the Jewish faithful or righteous Gentile pilgrims only, but for and to the world.

Why 'Homage'? The Story Of Epiphany

David A. Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
David A. Davis

I figured in modern bible translations "homage" was left in the story of the Wise Men because it is such a classic, old, venerated expression ... "they paid him homage". Imagine my surprise when I opened the King James and found no "homage" at all.

Shining The Light On The Wise Men: A Review Of Revelation Of The Magi

Rev. Peter M. Wallace | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rev. Peter M. Wallace

Though his translation of the document takes up only about 50 pages, Dr. Brent Landau bookends it with intriguing essays on the history of the manuscript and the translation process.

Who Were The Three Wise Men Of Christmas?

Brent Landau | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Brent Landau

Of all the characters who appear in the Gospel accounts of Jesus' birth, the "Three Wise Men" are by far the most fascinating. Who were these mysterious foreigners? Where did they come from? What was their star? And were there even three of them?

EPIPHANY: Celebrating Moments of Truth

Cathleen Falsani | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Cathleen Falsani

Realizing that you're happy in your own skin, where you're meant to be, glad to be shod of something unhealthy, and everything is going to be OK, is a profound truth.

Gift of the Magi: Being Present

Suzette Standring | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Suzette Standring

I fall prey to obligation, guilt, or the fear of appearing cheap or thoughtless. None of that is assuaged when I offer up potpourri. The cultural pressure to buy is deeply ingrained.