January 6 – Theophany and Epiphany

January 6 was the original date for the celebration of Jesus’ birth in the Christian East[1], until it was supplanted by December 25 sometime later, primarily due to pressure from the one-two punch of John Chrysostom and the retail sector†. Nowadays January 6 is (in the East) Theophany and commemorates the baptism of Jesus by… Continue reading January 6 – Theophany and Epiphany