Epiphany Celebrations at The Becket

At the start of the year 2022, on the 6th January, we celebrated the feast of the Epiphany.

The Epiphany of the Lord is one of the greatest feasts in the Church’s year, and in many parts of the world it is celebrated as the most joyful day of Christmastime. The word ‘epiphany’ means ‘showing’. We rejoice that the glory of God is shown to the whole world through the person of Jesus Christ. That glory is shown to the Magi who come from far away and followed the star to Bethlehem.

On the Thursday, we had a lovely celebration of Mass to celebrate this joyful feast- thank you to Fr Michael for celebrating Mass, thank you to our wonderful readers and singers, and thank you to Miss Magee and Mr Ryder for providing our beautiful music!

We continued our Epiphany celebrations on Friday during our year 7 retreat afternoon, where we searched for the stars in an Epiphany scavenger hunt and used the chalk that was blessed by Fr Michael in our Epiphany Mass to make blessing inscriptions for our classrooms around the school 🌟

The inscriptions read 20+C+M+B+22 👑 May Christ bless this home

The letters have two meanings.

1.The letters represent the initials of the Magi – Caspar, Melchior, and Balthazar – the first people Jesus’ glory was revealed to.

2.2. They also abbreviate a Latin phrase that translates to: “May Christ bless the house.”

  • The “+” signs represent the cross, and the “20” at the beginning and the “22” at the end mark the current year.
  • Together, this inscription asks Christ to bless the rooms/building where it is placed and asks that Christ may stay with those who dwell there throughout the entire year.

Thanks for a great afternoon year 7!

Below you can find some photos from our Epiphany celebrations and the word of the week video with reflections from some of our students!

 

 

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