Reflections for the season of the Epiphany of Our Lord Jesus Christ for 2005.
"While he was still speaking, behold, a cloud full of light overshadowed them, and behold a voice out the cloud speaking, ‘This is My Beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. Hear Him!'" (St. Matthew 17:8)
"Then Jesus came from Galilee to John at the Jordan to be baptized by him. And John tried to prevent Him, saying, ‘I need to be baptized by You, and are You coming to me?’ But Jesus answered and said to him, ‘Permit it to be so now, for thus it is fitting for us to fulfill all righteousness.’ Then he allowed Him". (St. Matthew 3:14-16)
“Songs of thankfulness and praise, Jesus, Lord, to Thee we raise, Manifested by the star To the sages from afar, Branch of royal David's stem, In Thy birth at Bethlehem. Anthems be to Thee addressed God in man made manifest.” (TLH 134:1).