DEVOTIONS IN HONOR OF THE EPIPHANY OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST


"Behold the Lord, the Ruler has come, and the Kingdom, power, and domination are in His Hand."

℣. Christ has appeared to us. ℟. Come, let us adore Him! Glory be to the Father...

II. The Star

Leader: "Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea, in the days of King Herod, behold, there came Magi from the East to Jerusalem, saying, 'Where is the newly-born King of the Jews?... For we have seen His star in the East and have come to worship Him...' And behold, the star that they had seen in the East went before them, until it came and stood over the place where the Child was." (Matt. 2:1-2, 9)

All: "Arise, be enlightened, Oh Jerusalem: for thy light is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee. And the Gentiles shall walk in thy light and kings in the brightness of thy rising. Lift up thine eyes round about and see; all these are gathered together; they are come to thee; thy sons shall come from afar." (Is. 60:1,3-4) Pater Noster...

Let us Pray

O God, Who (on this day) didst make Thine only-begotten Son known to the Gentiles by the guidance of a star, mercifully grant that we, who already know Thee by faith, may be brought to the vision of the beauty of Thy Majesty; through the same Christ Our Lord. Amen.

HYMN

"O Sola Magnarum Urbium"

Bethlehem, of noblest cities, none can once with thee compare;
Thou alone the King from Heaven didst for us Incarnate bear.

Fairer than the sun at morning was the star that told His Birth,
To the lands their God announcing, hid beneath a form of earth.

By its lambent beauty guided see the eastern kings appear;
See them bend, their gifts to offer, gifts of incense, gold, and myrrh.

Solemn things of mystic meaning: Incense doth the God disclose;
Gold a royal Child proclaimeth; Myrrh a future doom foreshows.

Holy Jesus in Thy brightness to the Gentile world displayed,
With the Father and the Spirit, endless praise to Thee be paid. Amen.

℣. May every land adore and praise Thee!
℟.. Let it sing praise to Thy Name, O Lord.

Let us Pray

Graciously look upon the gifts of Thy Church, we beseech Thee, O Lord, by which gold, frankincense, and myrrh are no longer laid before Thee; but He is sacrificed and received, Who by those same gifts was signified, Jesus Christ Thy Son, Our Lord, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee, in the Unity of the Holy Ghost, One God, forever, unto ages of ages. Amen.

II. Monday & Thursday

O Holy Three Kings! who, when deserted by the star in the city of Jerusalem, sought humbly, and without human respect, from the rulers of the Church, the place where you might discover the object of your journey; obtain for us the grace to have recourse, in faith and humility, in all our doubts and perplexities, to the counsels of our Superiors, who hold the place of God in this life on earth. Glory be to the Father...

℣. St. Gaspar, St. Melchior, and St. Balthasar, ℟. Pray for us.

O Holy Three Kings! who were gladdened by the reappearance of the star which led you to Bethlehem; obtain for us from God the grace that, remaining faithful to Him in afflictions, we may be consoled in time by His grace, and in eternity by His glory. Glory be to the Father...

℣. St. Gaspar, St. Melchior, and St. Balthasar, ℟. Pray for us.

O Holy Three Kings! who, entering full of faith into the stable of Bethlehem, prostrated yourselves on the earth, to adore the new-born King of the Jews, though He was surrounded only by signs of poverty and weakness; obtain from Our Lord for us a lively faith in the Real Presence of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament, the true spirit of poverty, and a Christ-like charity for the poor and suffering. Glory be to the Father...

℣. St. Gaspar, St. Melchior, and St. Balthasar, ℟. Pray for us.
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