Epiphanytide : Day 17

Star of wonder

Star of light

Star with royal beauty bright

Westward leading

Still proceeding

Guide us to thy perfect light.

In Puerto Rico, they celebrate Los Reyes or Three Kings.  On January 5, children cut grass or greenery and put it in a box under their bed.  This is grass for the camels to eat.  Their wish list is placed on top of the grass.  The Reyes only visit if the children are good throughout the year and if they are asleep when the kings arrive.  Sometime during the night Los Reyes arrive and quietly leave their gifts for the children while their camels enjoy their snack of grass.  When the children wake up, they have toys and other presents in the boxes instead of grass.  It is a day full of celebration. Additionally, later in the day friends and relatives enjoy a holiday dinner. 

How might you celebrate Epiphany as well as Christmas?

How can you get the whole family involved?

Prayer

Almighty and everlasting God, creator of time and space of season and epoch, of birth and evolution of both living creatures and galaxies alike, hear us as we humbly come before you as we mark our brief passage of time as another year begins. We have heard the Christmas story, about how you came to live among us. As we try to understand what this means in our lives we pray that you will guide our life journeys.

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