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Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord
January 6, 2013

Study of the Readings

Ed. by Joyce Ann Zimmerman, et al.

• Words, Phrases
• To the point

• First Two Readings


The Word Engaged

Kavanaugh, S. J.

The Child Must Draw Us

Like sages, let us delight at seeing the star, at entering the house, at seeing the mother.


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...


Thoughts from the
Early Church

Odilo of Cluny

When God is worshiped in the Child, the honor of the virgin birth is revered. When gifts are brought to the God-man, the dignity of the divine motherhood is exalted.


Preparing for Sunday

Gillick, S. J.

The Magi did not stay at the place to which the star guided them. Nobody who came to find Jesus, from the shepherds to those seeking him within the tomb, were ever allowed just to stay nice and close to him, the finder. He moved them along in their human-heart search.


Scripture In Depth

Reginald H. Fuller

Although Matthew does not emphasize it, there is the tradition of Gentiles coming to see the messianic salvation, from the first reading and Psalm 72.