"O God, who on this day
revealed your Only Begotten Son to the nations
by the guidance of a star,
grant in your mercy, that we, who know you already by faith,
may be brought to behold the beauty of your sublime glory.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever. Amen."
– Collect for the feast of the Epiphany (6 Jan).
My sermon for today's feast can be read here.
This carving from an early Christian sarcophagus is housed in the Paleo-Christian museum in the Vatican.