Epiphany (& the liturgical calendar)Posted: January 6, 2014
Today is Epiphany. That means we are well into the new liturgical year which began with the first Sunday of Advent on Dec 1st. So it’s not really so new any longer. We’re past Advent. The season of Christmas, twelve days on the liturgical calendar, is behind us.
Since I first became involved with the Episcopal Church, I have found that I mark my life by the liturgical calendar as much as I do by the secular calendar or by the changing of the seasons. In a Facebook post Susan Russell highlighted this statement from a blog post at All Saint’s Pasadena.
The beauty of the liturgical year is that we get a chance to re-do, to think, to worship in a new way each year, as we spiral toward the coming of God’s dream realized on earth. We go around the liturgical circle, and we start and end in a new place every time.
This is certainly my perspective.
And so it is. And so it goes.