"...is the name
of a feast of the first rank [in the traditional calendar] and [traditionally a
holy day of obligation] observed throughout the Christian world on Jan. 6, which
commemorates the manifestations of
our Lord, (a) to the gentiles in the persons of the Magi, (b) of his
divinity made at his baptism in the Jordan and (c) of his power shown in the
miracle of Cana." (Catholic Dictionary)
Note: Epiphany is
celebrated on 1/6 in the universal calendar, but in the U.S. (and other places)
it may be transferred to the Sunday after the first Saturday in January (e.g. if
Novus Ordo calendar).
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