Epiphany Reflections 2006

Daily reflections for the season of Epiphany for 2006.

February 10, 2006 - Friday in the Week of our Lord's Transfiguration

Teach me, and I will be silent; cause me to understand where I have gone astray. How painful are honest words, but what does your reprove prove? (Job 6:24-25)

February 9, 2006 - Thursday in the Week of our Lord's Transfiguration

Jesus answered and said to Him, "Amen, Amen, I say to you, unless one is born from above, He is not able to see the kingdom of God." (St. John 3:3)

February 8, 2006 - Wednesday in the Week of our Lord's Transfiguration

And God said to Moses, "I am who I am." And He said to the children of Israel, "I AM has sent me to you." (Ex. 3:1-14)

February 7, 2006 - Tuesday in the Week of our Lord's Transfiguration

Knowing this first, that no prophesy of Scripture is of one’s own interpretation, for no prophesy was ever brought forth by the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were moved by the Holy Spirit. (2 Pet. 1:16-21)

February 6, 2006 - Monday in the Week of our Lord's Transfiguration

Now it was when Moses came down from Mount Sinai and the two tablets of the testimony were in Moses’ hand when he came down from the mountain, that Moses did not know the skin of his face shone when he talked to Him. (Exodus 34:29-35)

February 5, 2006 - The Transfiguration of our Lord

While He was speaking, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them, and behold a voice from the cloud saying, "This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. Listen to Him!" (St. Matthew 17:5)

February 4, 2006 - Saturday in the Fourth Week After Epiphany

How lovely is Your tabernacle, O LORD of hosts! My soul longs, yes, even faints for the courts of the LORD. Blessed are those who dwell in Your house; they will still be praising You. Behold, O God our shield, and look upon the face of Your Anointed. For the LORD God is a sun and shield; the LORD will give grace and glory. (Introit for Transfiguration – Psalm 84:1-2, 4, 10-11)

February 3, 2006 - Friday in the Fourth Week After Epiphany

For the grace of God has appeared bringing salvation to all men...(Titus 2:11)

February 2, 2006 - Thursday in the Fourth Week After Epiphany

And when the days of her purification were fulfilled according to the Law of Moses, they brought Him to Jerusalem to present Him to the Lord. (St. Luke 2:23)

February 1, 2006 - Wednesday in the Fourth Week After Epiphany

For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared to the glory which will certainly be revealed in us. (Rom. 8:18-23)

January 31, 2006 - Tuesday in the Fourth Week After Epiphany

For don’t commit adultery, don’t murder, don’t steal, and don’t covet, and if there is any other commandment, are summed up in these words, "You shall love your neighbor as yourself." (Rom. 13:8-10)

January 30, 2006 - Monday in the Fourth Week After Epiphany

And the sailors were afraid and every man cried out to his own god and they threw the equipment that was in the ship into the sea to lighten it for them. But Jonah had gone down to recesses of the ship and had lain down to sleep. (Jonah 1:1-17)

January 29, 2006 - The Fourth Sunday After Epiphany

And He said to them, "Why are you fearful, O little faith ones?" Then, He rose and rebuked the wind and the sea, and then there was great calm. (St. Matthew 8:26)

January 28, 2006 - Saturday in the Third Week After Epiphany

Oh, give thanks to the LORD, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever. Oh, that men would give thanks to the LORD for His goodness, and for His wonderful works to the children of men! They see the works of the LORD, and His wonders in the deep. For He commands the stormy wind, which lifts up the waves of the sea. (The Introit for the Fourth Sunday after Epiphany–Psalm 107:1, 8, 24-25)

January 27, 2006 - Friday in the Third Week After Epiphany

Don’t defeat evil with evil, but defeat evil with good. (Romans 12:16-21)

January 26, 2006 - St. Titus

And He said to them, "The harvest is great, but the workers are few. And so pray the Lord of the harvest that he bring forth laborers into His harvest."(St. Luke 10:2)

January 25, 2006 - The Conversion of St. Paul

But the Lord said to Him, Go for he is my chosen vessel to bear my name before Gentiles, kings, and the sons of Israel. (Acts 9:15)

January 24, 2006 - St. Timothy

Who then is the faithful and sensible servant, whom his lord made rule over his house hold to give them food in the proper time? (St. Matthew 24:46)

January 23, 2006 - Monday in the Third Week After Epiphany

And Elisha sent a messenger to Him saying, "Go and wash seven times, and your flesh will be restored and you shall be clean." (2 Kings 5:1-15a)

January 22, 2006 - The Third Sunday After Epiphany

And answering the centurion said, "Lord, I am not worthy that you should come under my roof, but only speak the word and my servant will be healed." (St. Matthew 8:8)

January 21, 2006 - Saturday in the Second Week After Epiphany

The LORD reigns; let the earth rejoice; let the multitude of isles be glad! He preserves the souls of His saints; He delivers them out of the hand of the wicked. Light is sown for the righteous, and gladness for the upright in heart. Rejoice in the LORD, you righteous, And give thanks at the remembrance of His holy name. (The Introit for Third Sunday after Epiphany – Ps. 97:1, 10-12)

January 20, 2006 - Friday in the Second Week of Epiphany

What shall we say? That Gentiles who did not seek righteousness have obtained the righteousness from faith, and Israel, who pursued the law of righteousness have not come to the Law. (Rom. 9:30-31)

January 19, 2006 - Thursday in the Second Week of Epiphany

"Behold the days are coming," says the Lord, "when the plowman shall draw near the reaper, and the drawer of grapes him who sows seed; the mountains will drip with sweet wine and all the hills will flow with it." (Amos 9:11-15)

January 18, 2006 - The Confession of St. Peter

And answering, Simon Peter said, "You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” (St. Matthew 16:16)

January 17, 2006 - Tuesday in the Second Week After Epiphany

“Be devoted to one another with brotherly love, Give honor to one another with eagerness, not hesitating in diligence, being fervent in spirit, serving the Lord, rejoicing in hope, persevering in tribulations, devoted in prayer.” (Rom. 12:6-16)

January 16, 2006 - Monday in the Second Week After Epiphany

And I will take away my hand and you will see my back side, but my face you shall not see. (Exo. 33:12-23)

January 15, 2006 - The Second Sunday After Epiphany

This was the first of the signs Jesus did in Cana of Galilee and manifested His glory and His disciples believed in Him. (St. John 2:11)

January 14, 2006 - Saturday in the First Week After Epiphany

Make a joyful shout to God, all the earth! Sing out the honor of His name; make His praise glorious. Say to God, "How awesome are Your works! All the earth shall sing praises to You." Come and see the works of God; He is awesome in His doing toward the sons of men. Blessed be God, who has not turned away my prayer nor His mercy from me! (Introit for the Second Sunday after Epiphany–Psalm 66:1-5, 20)

January 13, 2006 - Friday in the First Week After Epiphany

But by Him you are in Christ Jesus, who has become for us the Wisdom of God–and righteousness, and sanctification and redemption. (1 Cor. 1:26-31)

January 12, 2006 - Thursday in the First Week After Epiphany

And the Lord said to Joshua, "This is the day I will begin to magnify you in the eyes of all Israel, that they may know that, as I was with Moses, I am with you." (Jos. 3:1-3, 7-8, 13-17)

January 11, 2006 - Wednesday in the First Week After Epiphany

“And answering, Jesus said to him, ‘Permit at this time, for thus it is fitting to fulfill all righteousness.’ Then he allowed Him.” (St. Matt. 3:15)

January 10, 2006 - Tuesday in the First Week After Epiphany

And so I beg you, brothers, through the mercy of God to present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, your reasonable service. (Rom. 12:1-5)

January 9, 2006 - Monday in the First Week After Epiphany

And it happened when the priests came out of the holy place, that the cloud filled the house of the Lord. (1 King 8:6-13)

January 8, 2006 - The Sunday After the Epiphany of our Lord

And He said to them, "Why are you looking for me? Did you not know that I had to be in My Father’s house?" (St. Luke 2:51)

January 7, 2006 - The Saturday After the Epiphany of our Lord

Make a joyful shout to the LORD, all you lands! Serve the LORD with gladness; Know that the LORD, He is God; it is He who has made us, and not we ourselves; enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise. For the LORD is good; His mercy is everlasting, and His truth endures to all generations. (Psalm 100:1–5 – the Introit for Sunday after Epiphany)

January 6, 2006 - The Epiphany of our Lord

After Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the King, behold Magi from the East came to Jerusalem saying, "Where is He who has been born King of the Jews?" (St. Matthew 2:1-2a)