The Epiphany (Year B)

As January 6 is a weekday, these readings may replace those of Sunday, 4 January. The Epiphany celebrates the revelation of God as a human being in Jesus Christ - as seen in the journey of the magi to worship Jesus.

(Hymns marked with an asterisk (*) are suggested for more than one reading)


Isaiah 60:1-6

Angels from the realms of glory (vv.3 & 5) (StF 190)
*Bethlehem, of noblest cities (StF 225)
Be still for the presence of the Lord (StF 20)
*Brightest and best of the sons of the morning (StF 227)
*Hail to the Lord's anointed (StF 228)

Psalm 72:1-7, 10-14


Hymns echoing the psalmist's theme

*Brightest and best of the sons of the morning (StF 227)
*O worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness (StF 34)

Ephesians 3:1-12


And can it be that I should gain (vv.3 & 5) (StF 345)
Christ, our King before creation (StF 318)

Matthew 2:1-12


A special star (StF 223)
Angels from the realms of glory (v.3) (StF 190)
As with gladness men of old (StF 224)
*Bethlehem, of noblest cities (StF 225)
*Brightest and best of the sons of the morning (StF 227)
Child of joy and peace (StF 194)
Come, thou long expected Jesus (StF 169)
*Hail to the Lord's anointed (StF 228)
In the bleak midwinter (v.4) (StF 204)
Let all mortal flesh keep silence (stF 591)
Lord, enthroned in heavenly splendour (StF 593)
Love came down at Christmas (StF 210)
*O worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness (StF 34)
Riding out across the desert (StF 230)
The silent stars shine down on us (StF 231)
Who would think that what was needed (StF 222)