From the Feast of the Epiphany through the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday, GSL celebrates the birth of Jesus with the church catholic (universal) by highlighting the manifestation of the divinity of Jesus. In addition to the coming of the Magi on the Epiphany, the Baptism of our Lord is observed on the Sunday after Epiphany. Gospel lessons for other Sundays describe the wedding at Cana, the calling of the disciples, and various miracles and teachings of Jesus. The Last Sunday after the Epiphany is always devoted to the Transfiguration. Jesus' identity as the Son of God is dramatically revealed in the Transfiguration gospel, as well as the gospel of the baptism of Christ. We are called to respond to Christ in faith through the showings of his divinity recorded in the gospels of the Epiphany season. Let us pray the Collect for the Epiphany: O God, by the leading of a star you manifested your only Son to the peoples of the earth: Lead us, who know you now by faith, to your presence, where we may see your glory face to face; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
Please Note: The originally scheduled Epiphany service of prayers and burning of the greens is cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions for gathering.