Epiphany Reflections 2008

Reflections for the season of Epiphany for 2008.

January 19, 2008 - Saturday in the First Week After the Epiphany

The sorrows of Sheol surrounded me; the snares of death confronted me. In my distress I called upon the Lord, He heard my voice from His temple.        (from the Introit for Septuagesima)

January 18, 2008 - The Confession of St. Peter

And Jesus said to them, “But what about you?” he asked. “Who do you say that I am?” And Peter answered and said, “You are the Christ.”        (Mark 8: 29)

January 17, 2008 - Thursday in the First Week After the Epiphany

The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God. And if we are children then we are heirs of God and coheirs with Christ if we also suffer with Him, in order that we may be glorified with Him.        (Romans 8:16-17).

January 16, 2008 - Wednesday in the First Week After the Epiphany

In this Christian Church, [the Holy Spirit] daily and richly forgives all my sins and the sins of all believers.        (The Creed: Third Article)

January 15, 2008 - Tuesday in the First Week After the Epiphany

But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to put to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to put to shame the things which are mighty.        (1 Corinthians 1:27)

January 14, 2008 - Monday in the First Week After the Epiphany

Then the priests who bore the ark of the covenant of the LORD stood firm on dry ground in the midst of the Jordan; and all Israel crossed over on dry ground, until all the people had crossed completely over the Jordan.        (Joshua 3:17).

January 13, 2009 - First Sunday After the Epiphany - Baptism of Our Lord

And suddenly a voice came from heaven, saying, "This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased."        (Matthew 3:17)

January 12, 2008 - Saturday After the Epiphany

I have found My servant David, with My holy oil I have anointed Him.        (Introit for the Baptism of Our Lord)

January 11, 2008 - Friday After the Epiphany

So thou, O son of man, I have set thee a watchman unto the house of Israel; therefore thou shalt hear the word at my mouth, and warn them from me.        (Ezekiel 33:7)

January 10, 2008 - Thursday After the Epiphany

And you who make your boast of the law, do you dishonor God by breaking the law?        (Romans 2:23)

January 9, 2008 - Wednesday After the Epiphany

I believe that I cannot by my own reason or strength believe in Jesus Christ my Lord, or come to Him; but the Holy Spirit has called me by the Gospel, enlightened me with His gifts, sanctified and kept me in the true faith.        (The Creed: Third Article)

January 8, 2008 - Tuesday After the Epiphany

…it has now been revealed by the Spirit to His holy apostles and prophets: that the Gentiles should be fellow heirs, of the same body, and partakers of His promise in Christ through the gospel.        (Ephesians 3:5-6)


January 7, 2008 - Monday After the Epiphany

Arise, shine; For your light has come! And the glory of the LORD is risen upon you.        (Isaiah 60:1)

January 6, 2008 - The Epiphany of Our Lord

When they had heard the king, they departed; and, lo, the star, which they saw in the east, went before them, till it came and stood over where the young child was.        (Matthew 2:9)