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This week’s word of the week is Epiphany. The Epiphany (also known as 12th Night) is the 12th day of Christmas and is celebrated on January 6 each year, marking the end of the Christmas season. The day celebrates the baptism of the infant Jesus Christ by John the Baptist, and the visit of the Three Wise Men to Bethlehem.

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We start with the Sign of the Cross.

We end by making the Sign of the Cross.

We start with the Sign of the Cross.

As we know, the wise men brought gifts when they visited Jesus. They brought gold, frankincense and myrrh, all of which had different meanings that we’ll discover later on in the week.

Below is a list of words, all of which are gifts in a non-traditional way. As a form, have a discussion about which three words you think best describe the gifts that you can offer to others and then comment them below. If you have words that aren’t on the list, feel free to add them in too. Let’s see what gifts our school offer as a whole!

Love

Laughter

Care

Empathy

Sympathy

Peace

Comfort

Joy

Calm

Respect

We end with the Sign of the Cross.

We start with the Sign of the Cross.

The Magi were incredibly clever men. They could read the stars and navigate by them, and had immeasurable knowledge for the time. However, they didn’t have all the knowledge in the world and had to have some help. Sometimes we think we know what’s happening but we aren’t really aware. You might have seen the video below, but today focus especially on the difference of the traditional wise men story and the real one.

We end with the Sign of the Cross.

We start with the Sign of the Cross.

When the three wise men went to see Jesus, they were supposed to report back to Herod. But when they finally met him, they saw something in him and the angel appeared and told them not to visit Herod on the way back. How often do we look at people and realise that they’re not what we thought they were, or not what we had been told that they were? Listen to the song below, and reflect on these questions today.

 

We end with the Sign of the Cross.

We start with the Sign of the Cross.

We end with the Sign of the Cross.