Today 20 January 2024, the Coptic Church celebrates the Feast of the Epiphany. The feast is marked on 19 January in simple years, and on 20 January in a leap year.
The Feast of the Epiphany marks the baptism of Jesus Christ in the River Jordan at the hands of John the Baptist, and is one of the seven great feasts of the Master. It is also named the Feast of the Theophania, meaning the Appearance of God. That day, God was manifested as the Father through His voice; the Son Jesus Christ; and the Holy Spirit in the form of a dove. The Bible says: “And Jesus, when he was baptised, went up straightway out of the water: and, lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him: And a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.” (Matt 3: 16,17)
Watani wishes its readers the overflowing blessings of the Theophania.
20 January 2024