Life on the Chrism Trail

Homily for the Epiphany of the Lord

Mass for the Repose of the Soul of Benedict XVI

January 8, 2023
St. Patrick Cathedral
Fort Worth, TX

Isaiah 60:1-6
Psalm 72:1-2, 7-8, 10-11, 12-13
Ephesians 3:2-3a, 5-6
Matthew 2:1-12

The Solemnity of the Epiphany is about God’s self-revelation that both offers and requires the gift of faith. Through the Solemnity of the Epiphany, God invites us into the mystery of the truth — the truth that we seek to discover through reason and science and the fuller Truth that we come to know through the gift of faith. One truth, two paths: faith and reason.

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