End of Christmas: Beginning of Epiphany

I hope you had a joyful Christmas, and that it lasted more than ten minutes on Christmas morning.  Now we’re heading into Epiphany.

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One of my favorite parts of Christmas is the music.  We try to hold off on singing a lot of the traditional songs and carols until Christmas Eve (which makes them that much sweeter) but we prolong the joy by singing them lots during the twelve days of Christmas.  In particular, we sing O Come, All Ye Faithful as our grace.

Now that we’re heading into Epiphany, we will sing We Three Kings for our Epiphany grace.  Or maybe this year, we’ll sing God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen.

The Wise Men are almost at the stable, the Christmas decorations will come down, and we will celebrate our church’s name feast Sunday.  Then I will light as many candles as I can every evening (and morning) as the darkness creeps in.   Their light draws me away from the rush into a quieter place: a place of contemplation and prayer.  Will you join me?

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