…. is enveloped in liturgical splendour. Events in the life of Our Lord are recorded in golden letters.


The same hymn, talking about the visit of the Magi, the baptism of Our Lord and the miracle at the wedding of Cana  is chanted at ad Matutinum, traditionally before dawn appears on the horizon and at ad Vesperas, when dusk of the evening is approaching; whilst the hymn of ad Laudes bursts forth  at sunrise, giving a golden hue to the whole day as it focuses on a single theme of the Magi, led by the star, bringing their gifts..

Let us also bring our gifts – our smiles as we are doing whatever God wishes us to do.


For seasonal notes, look under the tab of  Notes on  the Breviary.

For the text of the hymns for Epiphany, look under the tab of Devotions