Sunday, January 28, 2007

Epiphanytide
In the one-year lectionary that sustained the Western Church from the beginning of recorded Mass Lectionaries (the Comes of Murbach) up until Vatican II [and still in some quarters], the time after Epiphany was a season unto itself that focused on the revelation of Jesus as God to the world. This was done through some particular and pointed lections, especially those that emphasized miracles. There was the Baptism of Jesus, then the Wedding at Cana, then the healing of the Leper and the Centurion’s slave, then the walking on water, the miraculous feeding, etc.
From haligweorc.

I tend to agree with Fr Peter Robinson that the modern three-year ones mean the people know three times as much scripture about a third as well!

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