The practice of the Epiphany Proclamation dates from a time before calendars, however it still has value. It is a reminder that our Christian year, indeed our whole Christian life, revolves around the Resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ. It is the gravitational center around which our lives and our times of feasting and fasting orbits. Therefore, below is the 2021 Epiphany Proclamation.
Dear ones, the glory of the Lord has shone upon us, and shall ever be manifest among us, until the day of his return. Through the rhythms of times and seasons let us celebrate the mysteries of salvation.
Let us recall the year’s culmination, the Easter Triduum of the Lord: his last supper, his crucifixion, his burial, and his rising celebrated between the evenings of 1, 2, and 3 April.
Each Easter (4 April) – as on each Sunday – the Holy Church makes present the great and saving deed by which Christ has for ever conquered sin and death.
From Easter are reckoned all the days we keep holy:
- Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent, will occur on the 17 February.
- The Ascension of the Lord will be commemorated on 13 May.
- Pentecost, the joyful conclusion of the season of Easter, will be celebrated on 23 May.
- The Feast of All Saints, and celebration of this parish’s founding, will be celebrated on 7 November.
- The First Sunday of the seven week Advent will be celebrated on 14 November. The First Sunday of the four week Advent will be celebrated on 28 November
Likewise the pilgrim Church proclaims the Passover of Christ in the feasts of the holy Mother of God, in the feasts of the Apostles and Saints, and in the commemoration of the faithful departed.
To Jesus Christ, who was, who is, and who is to come, Lord of time and history, be endless praise, for ever and ever.