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Photo feature: Trinity celebrates Epiphany with burning of greens

Ben Hillyer | The Natchez Democrat — As the last light of the day case, the Rev. Walton Jones carries a small flames down Stirling Road to a pile of Christmas trees that will be lit during the church's "Burning of the Greens" service. The service is a tradition of the church where Christmas greens are lit in a bonfire on Epiphany to celebrate the light of Christ coming into the world.
Ben Hillyer | The Natchez Democrat — As the last light of the day fades, the Rev. Walton Jones carries a small flames down Stirling Road to a pile of Christmas trees that will be lit during the church’s “Burning of the Greens” service. The service is a tradition of the church when Christmas greens are lit in a bonfire on Epiphany to celebrate the light of Christ coming into the world.
Ben Hillyer | The Natchez Democrat — A group of parishioners from Trinity Episcopal Church gather around a bonfire lit from Christmas trees and other greens as part of the church celebration of Epiphany.
Ben Hillyer | The Natchez Democrat — A group of parishioners from Trinity Episcopal Church gather around a bonfire lit from Christmas trees and other greens Monday evening as part of the church’s celebration of Epiphany. After the service the church members warmed up with bowls of chili and fellowship.
Ben Hillyer | The Natchez Democrat — The Rev. Walton Jones lights the pile of Christmas trees in a small clearing off of Stirling Road Monday evening as part of the church's "Burning of the Greens" service. The bonfire  is a symbol of Christ's light coming into the world.
Ben Hillyer | The Natchez Democrat — The Rev. Walton Jones lights the pile of Christmas trees in a small clearing off of Stirling Road Monday evening as part of the church’s “Burning of the Greens” service. The bonfire is a symbol of Christ’s light coming into the world.