by The Rev. Scott Taylor

Astronomical events like the solstices have guided cultures for thousands of years. Although there is not strong evidence that Jesus was born on the actual winter solstice, it seems right to remember his birth on the darkest day of the year. After all, as Christians, we believe that Jesus is the light of the world, and that his love ends darkness.

The season of Christmas ends on Epiphany, which commemorates the manifestation of God among us in human form. Traditionally, it also denotes the arrival of the Magi, also known as the Three Kings or the Wise Men, in Bethlehem to pay their respects to the newborn Christ child. Christmas celebrates the birth of Jesus, and Epiphany celebrates the “shining forth” of God into this world.

This Epiphany, which seems especially dark because of the pandemic, please join us in a special service at 7 pm to celebrate the light of Christ. Zoom link here.