The Epiphany festival season begins January 6 and includes the next four Sundays and the weeks following them. The brightness of Christmas deepens into the red violet (magenta) of Epiphany. Now we are to incorporate into our lives the blessings of Christ’s coming and his life on the earth. The festival moves us toward kingliness, nobility, confidence and strength of heart as we try to incorporate the divine into our humanity. The prayers spoken at the altar during this festival season speak of the star of grace that shines into open hearts. The first three festival seasons, Advent, Christmas and Epiphany, are grounded in God the Father.