Dear parish family and friends of St. Julia,
Today, a Light has shone. We no longer are to walk in darkness. The name of this day “Epiphany” comes from the Greek word “epiphainō” which literally means “to shine upon”. God wants all the nations of the world to know who Jesus is, why He came, and what His coming means for us today.
Who were they? Kings, Magi, Star-gazers, Wise Men, Astrologers… They have been called all these names. Regardless, they represent the fact that Jesus came as King of All Nations, King of the Whole World, King of the Entire Universe, King of All Creation: “Christ the King.".
The Kings bring us with them to the manger. Ponder that for a moment. The Kings bring each and every one of us with me.
So, what does this all mean? God wants all people to be saved and no one to be lost. No one is excluded. Ultimately, this is the meaning of today’s celebration.
May the Light of Christ shine ever brighter in 2023 one each of you and those that you love, on our diocese, and in our world.
From Our Pastor