January 6th is the Feast of Epiphany
Epiphany, Denho, is a Syriac word which means 'the manifestation of our Lord.' We can also say 'baptism' which means the descent of Jesus into the water of the River Jordan.
The Epiphany season begins on January 6th and culminates in the commemoration of the priests on the last Sunday before the Lent season.
The Epiphany season guides us to go deep into the mystery of Christ, who manifests Himself to humanity as the Savior of all people. This season helps us to understand the meaning of our baptism and how to live out this sacrament.
Thus we will testify to our baptism and become,in turn, through our life, the source of Christ's manifestation to society as we collaborate with the Lord Jesus to announce the word of salvation.
Msheeho ted-a-med men yoo-ha-non it-ra-ham a-lain
O Christ Baptized by john, have mercy on us.
Abouna George and the Parish of Our Lady of Lebanon, Norman