The Season of Epiphany (Epiphanytide) commemorates the Manifestation of Christ to the Gentiles, or the revealing of Jesus’ divine nature to the world at large. The season begins on January 6, and ends the day before Ash Wednesday.
All remaining Christmas decorations are removed before January 6, the Day of the Epiphany.
The aisle candles remain in place through the Day of Epiphany (January 6) and no later. Since 2011.
Preludes and postludes are used in Epiphanytide.
The Gloria is restored, or other music appropriate for Christmastide may be used.
Standard fraction texts are restored.
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The Opening Acclamation becomes “Blessed be God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. / And blessed be God’s kingdom, now and for ever. Amen.” (1979 BCP, p. 323)
The Preface of Epiphany is used.
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The Opening Acclamation becomes “Blessed be the one, holy, and living God. / Glory to God for ever and ever.” (EOW1, p. 50)
The Prayers of the People are Form 6, 1979 BCP p. 392.
The standard Confession of Sin is used, 1979 BCP p. 360.
Eucharistic Prayer 2 (EOW1, p. 60) is used with the Preface of the Incarnation.
The Lord’s Prayer is spoken.
The Postcommunion Prayer is “Eternal God …”, 1979 BCP p. 365.
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