Devotions in honour 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...

III. The Gifts

Leader: And entering the cave, they found the Child with Mary, His Mother, and falling down, they adored Him. And opening their treasures, they offered Him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh.

All: The Three Holy Kings came from the Orient to Bethlehem, to adore the Lord, and having opened their treasures, they offered precious gifts: gold, as to the Great King; frankincense, as to the True God; myrrh, for His burial. Our Father...

Leader: Thou, O Christ, Who art the Light of light, hast appeared, to Whom the Magi offered gifts.

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.

O Holy Three Kings! who offered to Jesus Christ gold, frankincense, and myrrh, thereby recognizing Him to be at once King, God, and Man; obtain from Our Lord for us the grace never to present ourselves before Him with empty hands; but that we may continually offer Him the gold of our charity, the incense of our prayer, and the myrrh of our penance and mortification. Glory be to the Father...

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

O Holy Three Kings! who, when warned by an angel not to return to Herod, traveled back to your country by another road; obtain for us from Our Lord the grace that, after having found Him by true repentance, we may avoid all danger of ever losing Him again. Glory be to the Father...

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

O Holy Three Kings! who were the first among the Gentiles called to the knowledge of Jesus Christ, and who persevered in the True Faith till your death, obtain for us of Our Lord the grace of living always in conformity to our baptismal promises [and especially in accordance with our Religious Vows], leading ever a life of faith; that like you we may attain to the beatific vision of that God Who now is the object of our faith. Glory be to the Father...

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