Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Today is Epiphany!

epiphany: \i-ˈpi-fə-nē\

1) capitalized : January 6 observed as a church festival in commemoration of the coming of the Magi as the first manifestation of Christ to the Gentiles; Twelfth-day.

2) an appearance or manifestation especially of a divine being or deity.

3) a. a sudden manifestation or intuitive perception of the essential nature or meaning of something
b. an intuitive grasp of reality through a simple or commonplace occurrence, event or experience.
c. an illuminating discovery, realization, or disclosure
d. a revealing scene or moment

4) a literary work or section of a work presenting, usually symbolically, such a moment of revelation and insight.

1 comment:

  1. epiphany is one of my favorite words. it's twin favorite is 'absentia'. i always wanted to get a pair of name earrings, one with each of these words. lately i've been leaning towards getting a pair that say doom & gloom instead. :)