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Epiphany, by John August Swanson.
Philip was a native of Bethsaida on the Sea of Galilee. Jesus found Philip and said to him, "Follow me." Philip obeyed and a little later told Nathanael about Jesus.
"Come and see," Philip said (John 1:43-46).

This is the invitation of St Philip's Parish:
"Come and see!".

Sundays 8am and 10am, Thursdays 10am

The Epiphany season celebrates the revelation of Jesus Christ to all peoples. It began on 6th February with the story of the wise men from the East who came to worship the Christ child (Matthew 2:1-12). The following Sunday, we celebrated Jesus' baptism, when the Holy Spirit descended upon him and a heavenly voice acclaimed him as God's beloved Son (Luke 3:15-22).

On 20 January we recall Jesus' first 'sign' or miracle, when he revealed his power by making water into wine for the wedding at Cana (John 2:1-11). Later in the synagogue he read from Isaiah that "The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to bring good news …" (Luke 4:14-21, 27 January.)

On 3 February we celebrate the Presentation of Christ in the Temple (also known as Candlemas, when lights and candles are blessed). Joseph and Mary brought Jesus to the temple, to present him according to the law. Simeon took Jesus in his arms and praised God: "My eyes have seen your salvation … a light to lighten the Gentiles and the glory of your people" (Luke 22.22-40).

Janknegt
The Presentation, by James B. Janknegt

Jesus brought a miraculous catch to the fishermen of Galilee, revealing himself as the one who would make them fishers for people (Luke 5.1-11, 10 February). Jesus was made known, too, through healing of the sick and his challenging teaching (Luke 6.17-26, 17 February).

On the last Sunday of the season, 24 February, we commemorate the Transfiguration, when Jesus was seen in shining glory and the voice of God again proclaimed, "This is my Son, my Chosen, listen to him!" (Luke 6.26-38).