Feast of Epiphany at House of Mercy. Sunday, January 6, 2013 5pm service, 6pm feast.

Out of the Darkness

The date celebrated as Epiphany in Christendom and linked with the visit of the Magi, was originally an Egyptian date for the Winter Solstice.

The God man/Savior Osiris died and was entombed on the Solstice. During the Isis festival at midnight the priests came forth from the inner shrine crying, “the virgin has brought forth! The light is waxing.” They then held out an image of the reborn baby, Osiris, to the worshipers.  Religious traditions are built on top of each other, perhaps similarity does not threaten truth, but thickens it.

Come to the Feast.  Celebrate the return of the light. Food, the liturgical arts (featuring original readings by Julie Bach, Sonja Olson, Phyliss, and Kriss Z) and music from the Blood Washed Band.

Helpers needed:The meal for the Feast of Epiphany

Help create a great feast after the service on Jan. 6. Please consider making food (at your home or at church), setting up, or cleaning up. Contact Erin to let her know what can do or ask questions: erin@erinb.org or 651-270-1382. If you can come before the service to help, come to the church basement any time from 2:00 – 5:00 pm on the 6th. Thanks!!

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