As is our tradition, we celebrate the Epiphany by burning our natural Christmas trees here on the church property. We do this for two reasons. First, Christmas trees used in our homes are liturgical items. Like all items used in worship (robes, candles, Bibles), when they are not longer needed they should be burned rather than discarded. Second, Epiphany celebrates the coming of the Light into the world (John 1:1-14), and this light begins with the Nativity. So the light of the fire in the cold darkness reminds us of the coming of the Son of God into the world.