Episode Two in the revised 2018 A.D. edition of Epiphany: the Manifestation of Christ to the Gentiles is now available both on our YouTube channel and through the episode links on the Digital Library page. The focus of Episode Two has been changed since last week’s blog post. The topics are Epiphany Eve, Epiphany (Day) and the First Sunday after Epiphany, including appropriate Scripture readings from the 1928 Book of Common Prayer, the Proper for the Feast, the timeline of how and when St. Matthew’s “wise men” acquired a number and names, and seasonal music for Epiphany in The St. Chrysostom Hymnal (now available in a single volume paperback edition).
Illustrations for Episode Two include the 8th C. fresco shown above, an 11th C. mosaic, icons from the 15th to 18th C., paintings from the 15th C., statuary in a 15th C. cathedral in Spain, and stained glass windows from the 19th C. in the United States and Germany.
Episode Three, which will be uploaded during the week of January 15th, is focused on all the remaining Sundays in Epiphany season (2nd through 6th Sunday after Epiphany), their Scripture readings and Collects, appropriate seasonal music, and the prayer book’s provisions for transfer of services In years with either 26 or 27 Sundays after Trinity.
In other news, there were more attacks on Christians and upon Christianity during the Christmas and New Year holidays. Remember that the secular forces at work in the world can only win the War on Christianity if we let them! Fight back by continuing to read, study and learn the traditional teachings of the Church Universal. I’ll have more to say on the topic when the next two episodes in our War on Christianity series become available, hopefully before the end of January, with Episodes Six and Seven, studies of the Te Deum Laudamus as a First Line of Defense.
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