Thursday, 5 January 2012

The Gentiles meet the Star Born!

The Feast of the Epiphany of Our Lord

Picture: Mary Sinead Cards

The Magi
Now as at all times I can see in the mind's eye,   
In their stiff, painted clothes, the pale unsatisfied ones   
Appear and disappear in the blue depths of the sky   
With all their ancient faces like rain-beaten stones,   
And all their helms of silver hovering side by side,   
And all their eyes still fixed, hoping to find once more,   
Being by Calvary's turbulence unsatisfied,   
The uncontrollable mystery on the bestial floor.
William Butler Yeats


  1. I always thought the Epiphany was January 6. My American Catholic calendar says it's January 8. You're saying it's today,, the 5th.

  2. Lena - no, I posted it late on the 5th intending it for 6th.
    In today's liturgical calendar it has been made a moveable feast (to the nearest Sunday) but most Catholics with a traditional leaning try to attend on the old obligatory day (and the Twelfth Night) of 6th Janaury.

  3. Here, in Poland, it's today, the 6th, and a public holiday, and only Churches and petrol stations are open, and only proprietors are legally allowed to work. Splendid!

    We go to Mass, and then open some friendly bottles. Na zdrowie!