Archive for January 6th, 2021

January 6th in History

January 6th in History

on January 6, 2021, 6:00 AM / in History

January 6 is the sixth day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 359 days remaining until the end of the year (360 in leap years). Holidays Armed Forces Day (Iraq) Christian Feast Day: André Bessette (Roman Catholic Church) January 6 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) Epiphany (Western Christianity) or Theophany (Eastern Christianity), and its related observances: Befana Day (Italy) […]

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Ringing Reminders

Ringing Reminders

on January 6, 2021, 6:00 AM / in Religion

By Bill Crowder Though he may stumble, he will not fall, for the Lord upholds him with his hand. Psalm 37:24 The clock tower at Westminster, which contains the bell known as Big Ben, is an iconic landmark in London, England. It is traditionally thought that the melody of the tower chimes was taken from the tune of “I Know […]

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“On the 12th Day of Christmas …”

“On the 12th Day of Christmas …”

on January 6, 2021, 5:48 AM / in History

Western Europe celebrated the birth of Christ on Christmas Day, December 25, as the holiest day of the season. Eastern Europe celebrated January 6, Epiphany, as the holiest day. “Epiphany” is a Greek word meaning “appearance” or “manifestation.” January 6 is also called Three Kings Day, recalling the visit of the Wise Men to Jesus in the manger — his “manifestation” to the Gentiles, as foretold in Isaiah 49:6: “I will also give thee for a light to the […]

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