The Epiphany

Congregational Service

On the feast of the Epiphany, 6th of January 2019, in accordance with the Unitarian penchant for democracy, Bolton’s Bank Street Chapel held a congregational service, which, despite many of us being poorly, was a great success.

The traditional date for the feast of the Epiphany is January 6th. However, since 1970, the celebration is held in some countries on the Sunday after January 1.

Eastern Churches following the Julian calendar observe the feast on what for most countries is January 19, because of the 13-day difference today between that calendar and the generally used Gregorian calendar.

In many Western Christian Churches, the eve of the feast is celebrated as Twelfth Night, and the Monday after Epiphany is known as Plough Monday.