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Epiphany - What is it?
12-28-2009, 09:28 PM
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Epiphany - What is it?
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The Western Church Celebrates the beginning - Dec 25th
The Russian Orthodox Celebrate the end - Jan 5th or 6th
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08-19-2010, 06:01 AM
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RE: Epiphany - What is it?
Epiphany is defined as a sudden, intuitive perception of or insight into the reality or essential meaning of something, usually initiated by some simple, homely, or commonplace occurrence or experience.

So, an intellectual epiphany is a sudden intuition of the intellect triggered about by some simple, homely or commonplace occurence or experience. It happens so happily, that it is a burst of insight into the deeper meaning of things. A discussion below would try to explain further on intellectual epiphany as experienced by Thomas Merton:

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10-02-2010, 03:41 AM
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RE: Epiphany - What is it?
An epiphany can be described as a moment of self-realization or discovery that enlightens or reveals the person’s character.In some countries, Epiphany is celebrated with more vigor than Christmas.This is particularly popular in Cork, where women often leave the home for the day, while husbands take a turn at caring for the children and doing the housework.

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