Fourth Sunday After Epiphany
Introit: Psalm xcvi: 7-8
Adore God, all you His angels. Sion heard and was glad, and the
daughters of Juda rejoiced. [Ps.] The Lord has reigned, let the
earth rejoice, let the many islands be glad. Glory be.... Adore
O God, who knowest us to be
set in the midst of dangers so great that, by reason of the
frailty of our nature we cannot always
withstand; grant us health of mind and body, that
being helped by Thee, we may overcome the things which we suffer for our
Collects of the Season before the Purification
Collects of the Season after the Purification
Epistle: Romans xiii: 8-10
A reading from the Epistle of blessed Paul the Apostle to the Romans:
Brethren: Owe no man anything,
but love one another: for he that loves his
neighbor has fulfilled the law. For thou shalt not commit
adultery: Thou shalt not kill: Thou shalt not steal: Thou
shalt not bear false witness: Thou shalt not covet: and if
there be any other commandment, it is comprised in this
word: Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thy
self. The love of our neighbor works no evil. Love therefore
is the fulfilling of the law.
Gradual: Psalm ci: 16-17
The Gentiles shall fear Thy name, O Lord, and all the kings of the
earth Thy glory. For the Lord has built up Sion, and He shall be seen
in His glory.
Alleluia, alleluia. The Lord has reigned, let the earth rejoice:
let the many islands be glad. Alleluia.
Gospel: Matthew viii: 23-27
The continuation of the Holy Gospel according to Matthew:
At that time, when Jesus entered into the boat, His
disciples followed Him: And behold, a great tempest arose in
the sea, so that the boat was covered with waves: But He was asleep.
And His disciples came to Him and woke Him, saying, "Lord, save us,
for we are perishing." And Jesus said to them, "Why
are you so fearful, O ye of little faith?" Then rising up,
He commanded the winds and the sea, and there came a great
calm. But the men wondered, saying, "What
manner of man is this, that the winds and the sea obey Him?"
Offertory: Psalm cxvii: 16,17
The right hand of the Lord hath wrought strength: the right hand of
the Lord has exalted me: I shall not die but live, and shall declare
the works of the Lord.
beseech Thee, almighty God, that the oblation of this sacrifice may ever
purify and protect our frailty from all evil.
Secret prayers of the Season before the Purification
Secret prayers of the Season after the Purification
of the Trinity
Communion: Luke iv: 22
All wondered at the things which proceeded from the mouth of the
By Thy gifts, O God,
detach us from earthly pleasures, and ever strengthen us with heavenly
Postcommunion prayers of the Season before the Purification
Postcommunion prayers of the Season after the Purification