Epiphany 3 (focus texts in bold):
Isaiah 25:6-9 - God will prepare a feast for the nations on Mt. Zion
Psalm 114 - Why did you flee, O see? Why did you skip like rams, O mountains?
Romans 12:16b-21 - Do not be overcome with evil, but overcome evil with good.
John 2:1-11 - turning water into wine at a wedding in Cana of Galilee
Cover art: “Wedding at Cana” by Jan van Helmont, 1665-1714, pen on paper, Museum Plantin-Moretus, Antwerp, Belgium
Epiphany 2 (focus texts in bold):
Isaiah 42:1-9 - God will delight in Israel's Messiah, and put his Spirit upon him
Psalm 2 - a psalm of royal coronation, "Thou are my Son"
Romans 12:6-16a - be kindly affectioned toward one another with brotherly love
Mark 1:1-11 - the baptism of Jesus in the Jordan by John the Baptizer
Cover art: “The Baptism of Christ" by Grigori Grigorevich Gagarin, c. 1860, lithograph, Russia State Museum, St. Petersburg
Epiphany 1 (focus text in bold):
Zechariah 8:1-8 - the restoration of Jerusalem foretold
Psalm 100 - Be joyful in the Lord, all ye lands
Romans 12:1-5 - present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God
Luke 2:41-52 - the boy Jesus converses with the doctors in the Temple
Cover art: “Jesus Among the Doctors” by James J. Tissot, 1886-94, watercolor over graphite on gray wove paper, Brooklyn Museum, New York
The Epiphany, or Manifestation of Christ to the Gentiles (focus text in bold):
Isaiah 60:1-9 - the Gentiles shall come to thy light
Psalm 72:1-11 - the nations shall bring gifts to the Messiah
Ephesians 3:1-12 - the mystery of God's salvation for the Gentiles
Matthew 2:1-12 - the visit of the Magi to baby Jesus
Cover art: “The Adoration of the Magi” by Peter Paul Rubens, c. 1617-18, oil on canvas, Musée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon, France