The Adoration of the Magi
Pastor would be happy to do house blessings for any who desire them this Epiphany season. Lutheran Service Book Agenda notes: "Homes may be blessed annually. Usually this is done during the season of Epiphany due to the connection of the visitation of the Magi to the home of the infant Christ."
The Adoration of the Magi by Diego Velazquez
The Feast of the Epiphany centers in the visit of the Magi from the East. In that respect, it is a "Thirteenth Day" of Christmas; and yet, it also marks the beginning of a new liturgical season. While Christmas has focused on the Incarnation of our Lord-that is, on God becoming flesh-the season of Epiphany emphasizes the manifestation or self-revelation of God in that same flesh of Christ. For the Lord Himself has entered our darkness and rises upon us with the brightness of His true light (Isaiah 60:1-2). He does so chiefly by His Word of the Gospel, which He causes to be preached within His Church on earth-not only to the Jew but also to Gentiles (Ephesians 3:8-10). As the Magi were guided by the promise of Holy Scripture to find and worship the Christ Child with His mother in the house (Mathew 2:5-11), so does He call disciples from all nations by the preaching of His Word, to find and worship Him within His Church (Isaiah 60:3-6). With gold they confess His royalty; with incense, His deity; and with myrrh, His priestly sacrifice (Matthew 2:11). Readings for the Feast of Epiphany