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Celebrations of The Three Kings

In the Basilica of Regina Pacis, Dyker Heights, a brief re-telling of the story of the Three Kings was re-enacted at the end of each Mass on the feast of the Epiphany. The Three Kings were represented by Luis Cuautle, Imanol Calixto and Ivan Cuautle. The Star was carried by Frances Reres as Msgr. Ronald Marino, rector, presided.
Women dressed as the Befana participate in a parade marking the feast of the Epiphany in St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican. Italian legend maintains the Befana fills the stockings of good children with treats and candy the night before Epiphany but has been known to bring coal for naughty children. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
Determined to not let harsh winter weather stand in their way of celebrating the feast of the Epiphany, Our Lady of the Snows parish, N. Floral Park, held a Renaissance-style concert. The parish’s Indian Apostolate Choir, Himing At Alay, Children’s, Hand Bell and Adult choirs performed in honor of the Magi visiting the newborn King. Not forgetting those facing the arctic cold without the benefit of a home, parishioners brought new and slightly used men’s coats for distribution in the Bowery Section of Manhattan as an offering. Photo © Anne Haffey
A woman holds a figurine of the Christ Child during a Mass in La Paz, Bolivia, in celebration of Three Kings' Day Jan. 6, the feast of the Epiphany. (CNS photo/David Mercado, Reuters)
The priests of St. Sebastian’s parish, Woodside, portrayed the Three Kings for the celebration of the Epiphany. Fathers Henry Torres, Kevin Abels, pastor, and Rodnev Lapommeray presented the gifts to children
 The clergy takes part in the eating of Kings Bread, a Mexican tradition.