Epiphany Service and Burning of the Greens

January 5, 2022 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Epiphany Service and Burning of the Greens

Come to Epiphany service at 5:30- 7:30 PM!  Epiphany– it’s a principal feast of the church and a great night for a bonfire! The light of Christ has come into the darkness and the darkness cannot overcome it. January 5th, the Eve of Epiphany, we will have a service of Holy Eucharist at 5:30, followed by burning of the greens at 6:30 pm.  Bring your Christmas trees!  The more greens, the warmer and more lovely the fire is.

In 567, the Council of Tours proclaimed that the entire period between Christmas and Epiphany should be considered part of the celebration, creating what became known as the twelve days of Christmas, or what the English called Christmastide. On the last of the twelve days, called the Twelfth Night, various cultures developed a wide range of additional special festivities.