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‘Where is the child who has been born king of the Jews?' Sunday Reflections, The Epiphany of the Lord, Years ABC

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Adoration of the Magi Jan de Bray [Web Gallery of Art]
In most countries where English is widely used The Epiphany is celebrated on this Sunday, 5 January 2020. However, in Ireland, where it is a holy day of obligation, the feast is observed on its traditional date, 6 January.


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GospelMatthew 2:1-12 (New Revised Standard Version, Anglicised Catholic Edition, Canada)
In the time of King Herod, after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem, asking, ‘Where is the child who has been born king of the Jews? For we observed his star at its rising, and have come to pay him homage.’ When King Herod heard this, he was frightened, and all Jerusalem with him; and calling together all the chief priests and scribes of the people, he inquired of them where the Messiah was to be born. They told…