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The Holy Family Jesus, Mary, and Joseph
On the Sunday within the Octave of the Epiphany
First Class

[Latin Text]

(The Mass of the First Sunday after Epiphany is celebrated during the week,
and is commemorated today, along with the Octave of Epiphany.)

Introit: Proverbs xxlii: 24, 25

The father  of the just rejoices greatly.  Let Thy father and Thy mother be  joyful, and  let her  rejoice that  bore Thee.   [Ps.]  How lovely are  Thy tabernacles,  O Lord  God of Hosts!  My soul longs and faints for the courts of the Lord.  Glory be....  The father....


O Lord  Jesus Christ,  who when  Thou wast  subject to  Mary  and Joseph didst sanctify home life with ineffable virtues:  grant that by their assistance,  we may  be instructed  by the example of Thine Holy Family and become partakers of their eternal happiness.


Collect of the Sunday:

O Lord,  we beseech  Thee, mercifully  hear the  prayers  of  Thy people who  call upon Thee; and grant that they may both perceive what they ought to do, and have the grace and strength to act accordingly.

 Collect of the Epiphany:

O God,  who on  this day by the guidance of a star didst manifest Thine only-begotten Son to the Gentiles;  mercifully grant that we who know Thee  now by  faith, may  be brought  to the contemplation of the beauty of Thy majesty.

Epistle: Colossians iii: 12-17

     A reading  from the  epistle of  blessed Paul  the Apostle to the Colossians:

Brethren:  Put ye on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, the substance  of mercy,  benignity, humility,  modesty, and patience: bearing with  one another  and forgiving  one another  if any  have  a complaint against  another.   Even as the Lord has forgiven you, so do you also forgive.   But above all these things, have charity, which is the  bond of  perfection.   And let  the peace of Christ rejoice in your hearts,  wherein also  you are  called in  one body;   and  be ye thankful.   Let the  word of  Christ dwell  in you  abundantly, in all wisdom, teaching  and admonishing  one another  in psalms,  hymns, and spiritual canticles,  singing in  grace in  your hearts  to God.   All whatsoever you  do in  word or in work, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, giving thanks to God and the Father through Him.

Gradual: Psalm xxvi: 4

One thing I have asked of the Lord, this will I seek after:  that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life.  Blessed are they  that dwell  in this  house, O  Lord, they  shall praise Thee forever and ever.
Alleluia,   alleluia.   Verily Thou  art a hidden God, the God of Israel, the Savior.  Alleluia.

Gospel:  Luke ii: 42-52

+   The continuation of the Holy Gospel according to Luke
When Jesus was twelve years old, they, going up to Jerusalem according to the  custom of  the feast, and having fulfilled the days, when they returned, the  Child Jesus remained in Jerusalem, and His parents knew it not.   And  thinking that  He was in the company, they came a day's journey, and sought Him among His kinsfolk and acquaintances.  And not finding Him,  they returned to Jerusalem, seeking Him.  And it came to pass that  after three  days they  found Him in the Temple, sitting in the midst of the doctors, hearing them and asking them questions.  And all that heard Him were astonished at His wisdom and His answers.  And seeing Him  they wondered.  And His mother said to Him, "Son, why hast  Thou done  so to  us?   Behold, Thy  father and  I  have  sought  Thee sorrowing."   And He  said to  them, "How  is it  that you  sought Me? Didst you  not know  that I  must be  about My Father's business?  And they understood  not the  word that  He spoke to them.  And His mother kept all  these words  in her heart.  And he went down with them, and came to Nazareth, and was subject to them. And Jesus advanced in wisdom and age and grace with God and men.


Offertory: Luke ii: 22

The parents  of Jesus carried Him to Jerusalem, to present Him to the Lord.

Secret :

We offer  Thee, O  Lord, this  sacrifice of  propitiation, humbly entreating that  through the  intercession of the virgin Mother of God and blessed  Joseph, Thou wouldst firmly establish our families in Thy peace and grace.

Secret of  the Sunday:

May the  sacrifice which  is offered  to  Thee,  O  Lord,  always quicken and protect us.

Secret of Epiphany:

Graciously look  down, we beseech Thee, O Lord, upon the gifts of Thy Church:  by which gold, frankincense, and myrrh are no longer laid before Thee;   but  He is  sacrificed and  received who  by those very gifts was  signified, Jesus  Christ Thy  Son,  our  Lord.    Who  with Thee....

Preface and Communicantes of Epiphany

Communion: Matthew ii: 2

Jesus went  down with  them and came to Nazareth, and was subject to them.


Make us,  O Lord  Jesus, whom Thou dost refresh with Thy heavenly Sacraments, ever  to follow  the example of Thine Holy Family, that at the hour  of our  death Thy  glorious Virgin Mother and blessed Joseph may be near us, and may we be found worthy to be received by Thee into Thine eternal dwellings.

Postcommunion of the Sunday:

We humbly  beseech Thee, almighty God, that Thou wouldst grant to those whom  Thou refreshest  with Thy  sacraments, that they may serve Thee worthily by a life well pleasing to Thee.

Postcommunion of Epiphany:

Grant, we  beseech Thee,  O almighty God, that by a purified mind we  may  attain  to  the  understanding  of  that  which  we  solemnly celebrate.

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