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  • noun Christian feast celebrating the appearance of Jesus Christ to the Magi (representing the world), traditionally celebrated on January 6, the day after the twelfth day of Christmas.

Etymologies

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See epiphany.

Examples

  • The word Epiphany is from a Greek word that means literally "coming to light," or "shining forth."

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  • Epiphany comes from a Greek word that means 'to show', meaning the time when Jesus was revealed to the world.

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  • Epiphany comes from a Greek word that means 'to show', meaning the time when Jesus was revealed to the world.

    BBC (UK) Homepage main promotional content

  • "Epiphany" is pretty extravagantly lovely for a hymn; check out those strong-beat double non-harmonic tones in the third bar, like cheese melting onto the sirloin burger of subdominant substitutions.

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  • Here's what I mean: in spite of being well within reasonable range for a decent SATB choir, "Epiphany" is simultaneously too high and too low to get into hymnals.

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  • "Epiphany" is pretty extravagantly lovely for a hymn; check out those strong-beat double non-harmonic tones in the third bar, like cheese melting onto the sirloin burger of subdominant substitutions.

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  • Here's what I mean: in spite of being well within reasonable range for a decent SATB choir, "Epiphany" is simultaneously too high and too low to get into hymnals.

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  • I have to admit, the fatal flaw in my recurring plans to try to space out the gift giving to Epiphany is my burning desire to get my bedroom closet clear of gift detritus!

    Abundance out of Simplicity

  • And the Wise Men, who came afterwards with presents from the East, being led to Bethlehem by the appearance of the miraculous star, may also be regarded as taking part in the first celebration of the Nativity, for the name Epiphany (now used to commemorate the manifestation of the Saviour) did not come into use till long afterwards, and when it was first adopted among the

    Christmas: Its Origin and Associations Together with Its Historical Events and Festive Celebrations During Nineteen Centuries

  • Owing no doubt to the vagueness of the name Epiphany, very different manifestations of Christ's glory and Divinity were celebrated in this feast quite early in its history, especially the Baptism, the miracle at Cana, the Nativity, and the visit of the Magi.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 5: Diocese-Fathers of Mercy

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