The Season of Epiphany is almost over. The liturgical colour green will change to white on March 1 for Saint David of Wales, and then to purple for the Season of Lent on March 2,
Ash Wednesday. As we say good-bye to the Christmas and Epiphany Seasons let us pause to reflect on one of the four Canticles which the Gospel of Luke includes in the story of the birth of Jesus.
The Canticle of the army of Angels is one verse in Luke; Glory to God in the highest heaven, and peace on earth to all whom God favours. (NLT) These wonderful words summarize what the Holy One says in Isaiah 57:15-21, especially verse 19. In the Song of the Angels we hear what God’s intention is in sending His only Son to be born, to live, and to die as all humans beings do; through Jesus the Christ forgiveness of sins is freely offered that people everywhere may have peace in the healing presence of the One who lives forever.
May the Canticle of the angelic choir become our exclamation of thanksgiving when we celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus Christ, our Lord and our God.
Bible Reading: Luke 2:14; Isaiah 57:15-21; John 20: 28.