On this day, which marks the day the magi set out on their journey to come see the child and his mother, the church celebrates its universal nature and mission. In worship, we pray the Holy Spirit would make our lives a witness of Christ's presence.
The Baptism of Our Lord is celebrated at this same time of year. In the waters of the Jordan, Jesus is baptized by John. The spirit descends on him and a voice from heaven says, "You are my beloved."