Epiphany announcement 2020

We are five days into the season of Advent, two days away from the feast of the Immaculate Conception, six days away from the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, nineteen days away from the feast of the Nativity of the Lord. In short, we are a month away from the feast of the Epiphany of the Lord next year. For that, a Blessed Advent to everyone! This year, Epiphany fell on the first Sunday of January. Next year, Epiphany will be on the first Monday! If divine favour is upon us, we might get some Epiphany water blessed on the first Sunday!

Burne-Jones - The Star of Bethlehem
The star of Bethlehem | Edward Burne-Jones | 1887–1891

This means that it is time for our priests and deacons to brush up on the Epiphany announcement, a parallelising misnomer (we will be having the Christmas proclamation this Christmas) for the rather cumbersome announcement of movable feasts. Unlike the Christmas proclamation, this one does not have any stymieing elogium (say, for the phase of the moon), apart from the synodal elogium, which we have omitted, since our local ordinary has not issued an indiction for a diocesan synod anytime this coming 2020. And, unlike the Christmas proclamation, the tone for this announcement (click on the thumbnail to open the file) is familiar, being the same tone used for the Easter proclamation (yes, the Exsultet). Here is the 2019 announcement.

Oh, and a final note, 26 February will be Ash Wednesday. It is one of the two days when Filipinos cannot substitute anything for the obligatory fast and abstinence.

Ut in omnibus laudetur Dominus.

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