1. Several Old Testament references seem to predict the Three Kings, e.g., Isaiah 60:1–6, Psalm 72:11.


  1. Only one Catholic gospel (Matthew 2:1-12) tells the story of the Three Kings.


  1. Matthew’s gospel calls the Middle Eastern visitors to the Infant Jesus “Magi” which means “Wise Men,” not “Kings,” and does not say how many Magi went to the stable in Bethlehem.


  1. Matthew’s gospel mentions three gifts (gold, frankincense and myrrh), but the Old Testament predicts only gold and frankincense. Myrrh is a usual ingredient in the wine soaked sponge offered to Jesus on the cross (Matthew 27:48).


  1. Chalk writing of K+M+B over our entrance door stands for names of the Magi that cannot be found in the Bible.


  1. The word “epiphany,” used now for the Feast of the Three Kings, was not used in the English language until the 14th century.


  1. For Roman Catholics, “The EPIPHANY” means the event which introduced Jesus, our Savior, FOR THE FIRST TIME to humans who were not Jewish, hinting at a NEW covenant with the whole world.


  1. Tradition, the oral messages passed from generation to generation by the Catholic faith community, gives us TRUTHS as accurate as the true messages of the Bible.


  1. The Feast of the Epiphany celebrates traditionally what makes our Church TRULY “Catholic,” i.e. UNIVERSAL...FOR EVERY ONE!


  1. St Augustine said; “God loves each of us as if there were only one of us.”



Answers:  ALL TRUE, most importantly #10.


P.S.  Without the Epiphany, the Twelve Days of Christmas would be only one.