An Epiphany of Eros: Esther Perel’s Interview with Elise Ballard
Epiphany Household Blessing - Old St. Mary's Church | Chicago
The Dionysian Mysteries were a ritual of ancient Greece and Rome which sometimes used intoxicants and other trance-inducing techniques like dance and music to remove inhibitions and social constraints, liberating the individual to return to a natural state. It also provided some liberation for men and women marginalized by Greek society, among which are slaves, outlaws, and non-citizens. In their final phase the Mysteries shifted their emphasis from a chthonic , underworld orientation to a transcendental, mystical one, with Dionysus changing his nature accordingly. By its nature as a mystery religion reserved for the initiated, many aspects of the Dionysian cult remain unknown and were lost with the decline of Greco-Roman polytheism ; modern knowledge is derived from descriptions, imagery and cross-cultural studies.
John Being in Christ has made us people of reconciliation, and being people of reconciliation is how we show the world we are in Christ. There is great truth here.
Epiphany is a Christian festival that celebrates the coming of the Magi, the first manifestation of Christ in the Eastern Church. January -. February -. Epiphany in Monday, 6 Jan.