'Tis the Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord: Epiphany-link, Wikipedia-link Epiphany, & Wikipedia-link Magi.
Commentary: Wayback Machine. Quoth the Holy Redeemer bulletin:
Feast day that celebrates the revelation of God in His Son as human in Jesus Christ. In Western Christianity, the feast commemorates principally (but not solely) the visit of the Magi to the Christ Child, & thus Jesus's physical manifestation to the gentiles.Otherwise, 8 January would be the feast of Saint Apollinaris Claudius, Bishop (died circa 175, A.K.A. of Hierapolis, the Apologist): Saint-link & Wikipedia-link.
Commentary: Wayback Machine.
'Twould also be the feast of Saint Lawrence Giustiniani, Bishop (circa 1381-1456): Saint-link & Wikipedia-link.
Scripture of the Week
The Book of Isaiah, chapter sixty, verses one thru six;
Psalm Seventy-two, verses one, two, seven, eight, & ten thru thirteen;
The Letter to the Ephesians, chapter three, verses two, three(a), five, & six;
The Gospel according to Matthew, chapter two, verses one thru twelve.