Schema of the Weeks after Epiphany



The progression of the Weeks after Epiphany may be understood as follows:

  • Second Sunday after Epiphany. Christ manifests His divinity and His mystical union with the Church with His first miracle at the Wedding of Cana.
  • Third Sunday after Epiphany. Christ cures the Jewish leper and the Roman centurion's servant, calling both Jew and Gentile to His flock. (First of the "Movable Sundays after Epiphany").
  • Conversion of St. Paul (January 25).
  • Fourth Sunday after Epiphany. From a ship (typifying the Church), Christ commands the winds and the sea
  • "Candlemas," The Feast of the Purification of the BVM (February 2). See Customs.
  • Fifth Sunday after Epiphany. The Church, mixed with good and bad (as in the Parable of the Sower), prays that "wavering hearts" may be guided by God.
  • The Time after Epiphany ends the following Saturday after the office of None and the Farewell to the Alleluia (see Depositio).

Meaning of the Time After Epiphany

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