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Epiphany of the Lord C
January 3, 2016

Study of the Readings

Ed. by
Joyce Ann Zimmerman, et al.

• Words, Phrases
• To the point

• First Two Readings

Let the Scriptures Speak

Hamm, SJ

Lumen Gentium

Matthew's account of the Magi worshiping the child Jesus reflects the early Church's conviction that the Christ's coming began to fulfill that vision of Isaiah.


Historical Cultural Context

John J. Pilch

Jesus' Visitors

Just as our ancestors in the Faith frequently reflected upon and interpreted their scriptures creatively to help them understand and explain Jesus, so too did their Christian descendants throughout the ages.


The Word Embodied

Kavanaugh, SJ

The Child Must Draw Us

We have but to raise our eyes and look about us, to see our sons and daughters, close or afar. They are the gifts and the magic that make our hearts throb and rise with abundance.


from the
Early Church

Odilo of Cluny

The Father’s voice thundered: “This my beloved Son in whom I am well pleased.” The Holy Spirit appeared in the form of a dove. But it was the divine will that only the Son should be baptized by blessed John.


Scripture In Depth

Reginald H. Fuller

There is the folk memory of Herod’s cruelty, and especially the pathological fear of assassination and usurpation that marked the closing years of his reign.