Feast of the Epiphany

At the 11:15AM Sunday Mass on January 8, 2023, there was a procession of the Magi (also called the Three Wise Men or the Three Kings): Caspar (India), Melchior (Persia), and Balthasar (Arabia), who as told in Matthew 2:1–12, brought gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh to the infant Jesus. The House Blessing for the new year was also written in chalk above the front door to the church: 20 + C + M + B + 23, which means Christus mansionem benedicat (Latin for “May Christ bless the house”) in 2023! (CMB also happens to abbreviate the first names of the Magi.)

The Three Kings (l to r) are RCIA candidates Mark Wikensky, Vincent Nguyen, and Dorian Holden.

Photos courtesy Robert Schnell on Facebook and Deacon Greg Kandra.