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Celebrating the Courage of the Wise Men

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On Epiphany, we ask God to not only shine His light in our hearts but to protect our homes with His light as well.  So, we mark above each doorway with the wise men’s initials plus a sign of the cross and year: 20+C+B+M+16  because tradition tells us the wise men who came to honor Jesus were called Gaspar (or Caspar), Melchior, and Balthasar. The names mean- Master-of-Treasure, King, and Protect-the-King. This tradition dates to the 6th century. continue

'When they saw that the star had stopped, they were overwhelmed with joy.' Sunday Reflections. The Epiphany

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The Adoration of the Magi, Velázquez [Web Gallery of Art]
Readings for the Solemnity of the Epiphany
Readings(New American Bible: Philippines, USA)
Readings(Jerusalem Bible: Australia, England & Wales, India [optional], Ireland, New Zealand, Pakistan, Scotland, South Africa) 
The readings above are used both at the Vigil Mass and at the Mass during the Day. Each Mass has its own set of prayers and antiphons.
Correction
In countries where the Epiphany is observed as a Holyday of Obligation on 6 January, eg, Ireland, the Baptism of the Lord is celebrated, not the Mass of the Second Sunday after the Nativity as I had posted earlier. Here is the link to the readings for Year A. 
Readings(Jerusalem Bible)
Alleluia and Gospel for the Epiphany