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January 6, 2008

Adoration of the Magi

Epiphany is the Christian feast that celebrates the Incarnation and in particular the revelation to mankind that God took on human form. It is curious then that in the West we typically associate January 6th with the three wise men. It is true that these men from the East represent man’s discovery of the Messiah, but they weren’t looking for the Son of God. In fact, the Jewish people had been waiting nearly 2000 years for their savior but they were only expecting a great king, prophet, or priest. It is somewhat ironic that the Magi traveled so great a distance on faith yet they failed to see the greatest mystery before their eyes. Simeon and the prophetess Anna also realized that the prophecies were being fulfilled and that the Messiah had been born when they saw Jesus in the temple, but the full revelation was not made known to them.

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When is Your Epiphany?

December 18, 2007

Holy Family Wood Plaque

“We Celebrate the Epiphany of the Lord on January 6. Come, Let Us Adore Him.”


“Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem saying “Where is he who has been born king of the Jews? For we have seen his star in the East, and have come to worship him.” When Herod the king heard this, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him; and assembling all the chief priests and scribes of the people, he inquired of them where the Christ was to be born. They told him “In Bethlehem of Judea; for so it is written by the prophet: ‘And you, O Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, are by no means least among the rulers of Judah; for from you shall come a ruler who will govern my people Israel.’

Then Herod summoned the wise men secretly and ascertained from them what time the star appeared; and he sent them to Bethlehem saying ‘Go and search diligently for the child, and when you have found him bring me word, that I too may come and worship him.’ When they had heard the king, they they went their way; and lo, the star which they had seen in the East went before them, till it came to rest over the place where the child was. When they saw the star, they rejoiced exceedingly with great joy; and going into the house they saw the child with Mary his mother, and they fell down and worshiped him. Then, opening their treasures, they offered him gifts, gold, frankincense and myrrh. And being warned in a dream not to return to Herod, they departed to their own country by another way.”

– The Gospel of St. Matthew, Chapter Two, Verses 1-12

Fr. Aidan Nichols, OP

Lovely Like Jerusalem: The Fufillment of the Old Testament in Christ and the Church


Author: Fr. Aidan Nichols, OP

Henry van Dyke

The Story Of The Other Wise Man


Author: Henry van Dyke

Jesus of Israel; Finding Christ in the Old Testament  Author: Fr. Richard Veras

Jesus of Israel; Finding Christ in the Old Testament


Author: Fr. Richard Veras

Tim Gray

Mission Of The Messiah: On The Gospel Of Luke


Author:Tim Gray

Mystery Of The Three Kings, DVD  One of the Great Stories of Christmas

Mystery Of The Three Kings, DVD


One of the Great Stories of Christmas

The Fourth Wise Man, DVD

The Fourth Wise Man, DVD

Based on Henry van Dyke’s classic, “The Story of the Other Wise Man”. A Magi named Artaban (Martin Sheen) sees a sign in the heavens that he hopes will lead him and his faithful servant, Orantes (Alan Arkin), to the Messiah. They pursue Jesus for 33 years, only to miss Him at every turn. Along the way, Artaban uses his gifts to help people in dire need. He finally encounters the new King on Easter Sunday.

Star Of Bethlehem Necklace   Vatican Collection

Star Of Bethlehem Necklace


Vatican Collection

Nativity of the Lord (15th c.) Icon

Nativity of the Lord (15th c.) Icon

A Celebration of Faith in His Name, CD

The Coming of Christ: A Celebration of Faith in His Name, CD

The Coming of Christ is the first of a series of 3 CDs using the exquisite music of Gregorian chant to describe and illuminate the life of Christ.  Sung by the Gloria Dei Cantores Schola and conducted by Dr. Mary Berry, CBE, these reknowned experts bring a wealth of experience and worship to the interpretation of the chant.  Well-known pieces alternatae with numerous antiphons to bring us closer to the time of Christ’s birth and early childhood.  The prophetic announcements, the longing and anticipation of Christ’s birth as well as the joy of the angels’ message are all vividly portrayed in the chant.  Chant-based organ works by French composers Alexandre Guilmant and Charles-Marie Widor frame this program celebrating the life of Christ.  These are the first recordings to be made in the superb acoustics of the Church of the Transfiguration, a modern-day abbey stone church.

Finding Jesus And Mary In The Old Testament - 3 CDs  Author: Br. Bob Fishman

It Is Written: Finding Jesus And Mary In The Old Testament – 3 CDs

In this brand new three-CD (or cassette) series, It is Written: Finding Jesus and Mary in the Old Testament, Brother Bob Fishman-a Jewish convert to Roman Catholicism-invites you to accompany him on an exciting expedition through the Jewish Scriptures that literally sets the stage for the life, ministry, death and resurrection of Our Blessed Lord and Savior By studying carefully the various prophecies concerning the Christ, Brother Bob illustrates what separates Jesus from all other religious leaders and historic figures



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“The Epiphany is the manifestation of Jesus as Messiah of Israel, Son of God and Savior of the world. The great feast of Epiphany celebrates the adoration of Jesus by the wise men (magi) from the East, together with his baptism in the Jordan and the wedding feast at Cana in Galilee. In the magi, representatives of the neighboring pagan religions, the Gospel sees the first-fruits of the nations, who welcome the good news of the salvation through the Incarnation. The magi’s coming to Jerusalem in order to pay homage to the king of the Jews shows that they seek in Israel, in the messianic light of the star of David, the one who will be the king of the nations. Their coming means that pagans can discover Jesus and worship him as Son of God and Savior of the world only by turning toward the Jews and receiving from them the messianic promise as contained in the Old Testament. The Epiphany shows that ‘the full number of the nations’ now takes it ‘place in the family of the patriarchs,’ and acquires Israelitica dignitas (are made ‘worthy of the heritage of Israel’).

– Catechism of the Catholic Church, 528

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Please visit our website everyday of the 12 days of Christmas to see what category is on sale that day only! Each day a special item, related to the theme of each day of Christmas, will also be deeply discounted.

What are the Twelve Days of Christmas? The Twelve Days of Christmas and the associated evenings of those twelve days (Twelve-tide), are the festive days beginning the evening of Christmas Day (December 25) through the morning of Epiphany (January 6). The associated evenings of the twelve days begin on the evening before the specified day. Thus, the first night of Christmas is December 25–26, and Twelfth Night is January 5–6. This period is also known as Christmastide.

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2008 Mary and the Saints Calendar

2008 Mary and the Saints Calendar

Windows to Heaven 2008 Calendar

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St. Joseph Sunday Missal And Hymnal For 2008

St. Joseph Sunday Missal And Hymnal For 2008

Abide In My Word 2008; Mass Readings at Your Fingertips

Abide In My Word 2008; Mass Readings at Your Fingertips

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