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Believing Thomas 10 (January 2000) musings on the church calendar from one who seldom doubts With the advent (neat segue) of January, we are still counting in the Christmas season up to the Twelfth Night, which comes on the evening before January 6th. That, as all Anglicans know, is when we celebrate the feast of the Epiphany. The word "epiphany" comes from the Greek word epiphaneia meaning "manifestation" according to The Encylopaedia Britannica or "appearance" according to Compton's Encyclopedia. Together with Christmas and Easter, it ranks as one of the three oldest Christian feast days. According to Christian tradition, the Christ child was made manifest to the Magi on or about that time

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musings on the church calendar from one who seldom doubts The first indigenous North American ordained as an Anglican priest was born about 1812 to parents who were members of the Cree tribe living at Norway House of the Red River Colony in the area now known as the Manitoba province of Canada. His name at birth was Sakachuwescam. His name was changed to HenryBudd in honor of a mentor upon his baptism in 1822 by Anglican missionary the Reverend John West. At the Christian Missionary School established by Rev. West, Henry attended with other students including James Settee and Charles Pratt (or Askenootow). Other missionaries who, in addition to Rev. West, either raised or educated Henry Budd