Epiphany is one of the oldest Christian festivals. Historically, the Church began celebrating Epiphany before they started celebrating Christmas. The church designated January 6th as Epiphany, before they designated Dec. 25th as Christmas. It was significant to them that Jesus was made manifest to the Gentiles. That the Son of God came to cross all boundaries and barriers. From eternity to time. From glory to humility. Jesus Christ crossed it all to come to those who were far off and long gone. As light crosses the threshold into darkness, so Christ came into the world, for the world.