Feast of the Epiphany , Epiphany, Jan. 6, as we have already noted, the most ancient Christmas and mentioned by Clement of Alexandria. It deals with the phenomenon of Christ to the world in general, and originally had a double meaning, as the celebration of the birth and baptism of Jesus. After the occurrence of Christmas, he lost touch with his birth. The Eastern Church remembered the day the baptism of Christ and the revelation of His Messiahship, and the first manifestation of His miraculous power at the wedding in Cana. The Western Church, a pagan-Christian in origin, after the IV century remembered in this festival worshiping Magi from the East baby Jesus  gave him the name of the Day of the Three Wise Men, and turned into a celebration of the gospel to the Gentiles; Magi were considered the most noble representatives of the pagan world . At the same time the original connection with the feast of Christ Christmas preserved. Epiphany ends Christmas cycle. In ancient times, it was decided to declare the date of the Easter celebration on the day of the Epiphany in the so-called Epistolae paschales, or ????????????????. In particular, so did the bishops of Alexandria, where the most prosperous astronomy, and use this opportunity for edifying instruction and discussion on important religious issues of that time.