EPIPHANY: to show forth; to disclose

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Today, January 6, is observed throughout Christianity as The Feast of The Epiphany. The tradition is characterized by the arrival of visitors from “the East” to honor the newborn baby Jesus. These visitors are depicted as kings or wise men;  my Priest spoke yesterday of them being astrologers. Their very existence depends upon the degree […]

PORTEND: to foretell or foreshadow

In this Advent season the story of the foreshadowing of the birth of the Messiah is prominent.  From the earliest of Hebrew scriptures to the accounts of the birth of Jesus of Nazareth there is acknowledgement of the accounts which foretell that a Messiah will come who will initiate a new era for humankind. A […]