Epiphany means a sudden or great revealing or manifestation. In our tradition it is celebrated on January 6th. On this day we tell Matthew’s story of the magi from foreign lands who follow the light of the star and as a result “see” Jesus as the Christ.
This event represents the manifestation of Christ to the Gentiles – the Gentile’s Christmas. The main theme of the Season of Epiphany is – Jesus as the light of the world, revealed to all nations, including the Gentiles. The number of Sundays in the Season of Epiphany differs from year to year, depending on when Easter falls, but it always begins with the Baptism of Jesus and ends with the Transfiguration.