January 5, 2017 Note from the Lieutenancy

I am sure you all have your own “practices” and “traditions” relating to the celebration of Christmas.  For many years at our house we have had a crèche where the baby Jesus is a separate piece, so we do not place him in the basket of hay until Christmas Day.  In addition, we would also move the three wise men on their camels from place to place around the house until it was time for them to arrive in Bethlehem.  Truth be told, however, most years we couldn’t wait until the Feast of the Epiphany to move them to the manger with the shepherds and the animals so they would always end up arriving early to complete the scene.

 Tomorrow is The Feast of the Epiphany of Our Lord Jesus Christ, one of the oldest Christian feasts, though, throughout the centuries, it has celebrated a variety of things. Epiphany comes from a Greek verb meaning “to reveal,” and all of the various events celebrated by the Feast of the Epiphany are revelations of Christ to man.

 Wishing you all a healthy and happy New Year.