All right, who ate the coin?
Be that as it may, we're still celebrating with some of the decorations of Christmas including the Creche, now complete with Wise Men on camelback, and music other folks drop December 26th. But today's service featured a relatively new carol (did we sing it last year?) that I just loved, Hymn #762A, "Star in the East". The number tells me we would have never have sung it before Fr. McGrath asked us to replace our old, worn-out hymnals with new ones, and in a way it's interesting to have a 1940 Hymnal containing a hymn "harmonized" in 1974!
In any event we had the traditional Epiphany Cake today after the 10 AM service. Now one feature of the Epiphany Cake is a special element baked into it; our tradition is a coin. Last year we had a real puzzle because nobody reported finding the coin! Did somebody eat it unawares?
(Diane got this year's coin, so no mystery for this year.)