‘When they saw the star, they rejoiced exceedingly with great joy; and going into the house they saw the child with Mary his mother, and they fell down and worshipped him’.

Here is part of the great hymn of Ephrem the Syrian on the Epiphany: ‘The star of light, contrary to nature, shone forth of a sudden — less than the sun yet greater than the sun. — Less was it than he in manifest light — and greater than he in secret might because of its mystery. The star of light shed its rays among them that were in darkness — and guided them as though they were blind — so that they came and met the great Light: — they gave offerings and received life and adored and departed’.

May we too come and adore, and find new life; and may God bless you on this glorious day.