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Epiphanies may cause life changes
Wednesday, January 16, 2013 4:09 PM

By Jim Langham

Ironically, this year, the church celebration of the Feast of Epiphany actually fell on a Sunday that represents the date, Jan. 6. For many around the world, the concept of "Epiphany" adds a depth to Christmas that many of us in the United States don't fully experience.

In many places, Christmas would have just ended on Jan. 6, following a 12-day celebration that actually began on Dec. 25, known as the, "first day of Christmas." What we have come to know as, "Christmas Day," has been celebrated in many places as the initiation of a 12-day celebration of Christmas, which culminates with the opening of gifts on Jan. 6.