Today we celebrate the feast of the Epiphany. The word Epiphany comes from a Greek word which means coming to light or appearing. The shepherds who lived in the area of Bethlehem had already had their epiphany when the angels announced the birth of Jesus.
Today we commemorate God's revelation of the coming of his Son to the Magi. Magi is a term that designated persons who were priests of a pagan cult and were experts in astrology, interpretation of dreams, and various other occult arts. Their primary job would be to act as advisers to the rulers of the people of Persia (ancient people who lived in modern day Iran). As advisers to the king and this court, they would have studied the stars for messages from the gods. As pagans, they remind us that Christ's saving light meant for people of every race and every nationality.
En esta fiesta de la Epifania del Senor, celebramos que Dios se sigue manifestando a todo el mundo. Esta manifestacion no quedo solo en los reyes magos que siguieron la Estrella, sino que Dios se sigue manifestando a todo aquel que abre su corazon a el. Ojala y nosostros estemos atentos a los signos de los tiempos para reconocerlo en su creacion, pero tambien en el projimo. Este fin de semana el padre Ryszard Polek esta visitando nuestra parroquia y estara hablando sobre la necesidad que hay de atender y ayudar al pobre. El esta aqui representando a "Food for the Poor"
Fr. Alex Urena