Pope Tawadros II، Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of the See of St. Mark will lead on Thursday evening the mass at St. Mark Church in Alexandria to celebrate Epiphany.
Pope Tawadros II، pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of the See of St. Mark، said that the Church firm position on the Palestinian Cause stems from its commitment to the requirements of coexistence.
“The church announced its total rejection of US President Donald Trump decision on Jerusalem، which establishes the judaization of Jerusalem and obliterates the historical nature of Jerusalem”، Pope Tawadros added In his word during “In support of Jerusalem” conference held in Cairo yesterday, Wednesday.
Noteworthy, Epiphany is celebrated 12 days after Christmas on 6th January (or January 19th for some Orthodox Church who have Christmas on 7th January) and is the time when Christians remember the Wise Men (also sometimes called the Three Kings) who visited Jesus.
Epiphany is also when some Churches remember when Jesus was Baptised، when he was about 30، and started to teach people about God. Epiphany means 'revelation' and both the visit of the Wise Men and his Baptism are important times when Jesus was 'revealed' to be very important.
Some Churches celebrate use Epiphany to celebrate and remember both the visit of the Wise Men and Jesus's Baptism!
Epiphany is mainly celebrated by Catholics and Orthodox Christians. It's a big and important festival in Spain، where it's also known as 'The festival of the three Magic Kings' - 'Fiesta de Los tres Reyes Mages'، and is when Spanish and some other Catholic children receive their presents - as they are delivered by the Three Kings!