Epiphany Words


1. (initial capital letter) a Christian festival, observed on January 6, commemorating the manifestation of Christ to the gentiles in the persons of the Magi; Twelfth-day.
2. an appearance or manifestation, especially of a deity.
3. a sudden, intuitive perception of or insight into the reality or essential meaning of something, usually initiated by some simple, homely, or commonplace occurrence or experience.
4. a literary work or section of a work presenting, usually symbolically, such a moment of revelation and insight.

Last Sunday, at our place of worship, we picked our epiphany words out of a basket for the new year:
EpiphanyWords2013Mine is “birth” – I try to not read too much into the word itself.  As happens, I’m sure it will pop up in the most unexpected place and time.  Do you have an ephiphany word for the year?