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In Celebration of Epiphany - The Lord makes known His Salvation throughout the entire Earth
In Celebration of Epiphany - The Lord makes known His Salvation throughout the entire Earth
In Celebration of Epiphany - The Lord makes known His Salvation throughout the entire Earth
 
 
 

 
 

The Adoration of the Magi, tapestry, wool and silk on cotton warp; designed by Edward Burne Jones with details by William Morris and John Henry Dearle; 1894; Manchester Metropolitan University; United Kingdom;
wikipedia.org
 
 
The Lord makes known His Salvation throughout the entire earth
From the sermon by Saint Leo the Great, pope
(Sermo 3 in Epiphania Domini, 1-3. 5: PL 54, 240-244)


The merciful providence of God, when He disposed to succour the world that was perishing in the plenitude of time, determined to save all mankind, in Christ.

This mankind forms the countless descendants promised to Abraham in an earlier time: a progeny that would be conceived not according to the flesh but rather, by the fecundity of his faith. For this reason this progeny was compared to the multitude of the stars, so that the hope of the father of all nations would focus on a lineage from Heaven, rather than from the earth.

Enter! Enter, all gentiles, into the family of the patriarchs. Receive the children of the promise, the blessing of the progeny of Abraham, to which the children have renounced according to the flesh. In the persons of the three Magi may all the nations adore the Author of the Universe; and may God be known not only in Judea, but throughout the entire earth, with the goal that in all places His Name may be great, as well as in all of Israel.

Learned in the true doctrine, my most beloved brothers and sisters, let us celebrate these mysteries of the Divine Grace, filled with spiritual bliss; on this, the day of our first beginnings, and the beginning of the vocation of the gentiles, giving thanks to God most merciful who, as the Apostle says, has made us capable of sharing the inheritance of the holy nation, in the Light. He has removed us from the dominion of darkness, and has transferred us to the Kingdom of His Beloved Son. This is as Isaiah has prophesied: the nation of the Gentiles, which walked in darkness, has seen a great light; over those who inhabited a land of shadows, has shined an intense, resplandescent light. Of these peoples, the same prophet, addressing God, declared: You will call an unknown people; a people that did not know You will run towards You.

This is the day that Abraham contemplated and leapt with joy, upon recognizing the children of his faith that would be blessed in their progeny, which is Christ; and, by contemplating beforehand that this would be meant to be, by his fatherly faith, for all the nations, he gave glory to God, fully convinced that God, who had promised it, also had the power to make it so.

This is the day the psalmist sang about, when he stated: All the nations will come to prostrate themselves before Your presence, Lord. They will bless Your name. And also, when he sang: The Lord makes His salvation known; He reveals His justice to all the nations.

We know that these predictions began to be fulfilled from when that star made the three Magi leave their country, so that they would know and adore the King of Heaven and earth. His docileness is for us an example which exhorts us all to follow, according to our abilities, the invitations of grace, which take us to Christ.

All of you, my most beloved brothers and sisters, must emulate this Divine Grace in this pursuit, with the end that you shine like sons of the Light in the Kingdom of God, to which we arrive by the integrity of our faith and by good works. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with God the Father and the Holy Spirit, who is God, for ever and ever. Amen.


PRAYER
Lord, You who manifested Your Son in this day to all the nations through the means of a star, grant us, who already know You through our faith, to come to contemplate, face to face, the infinite beauty of Your glory. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with God the Father and the Holy Spirit, who is God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Translated from the Spanish by Jan Paul von Wendt - liturgiasdelashoras.com.ar

 
The Lord makes known His Salvation throughout the entire earth
From the sermon by Saint Leo the Great, pope
(Sermo 3 in Epiphania Domini, 1-3. 5: PL 54, 240-244)


The merciful providence of God, when He disposed to succour the world that was perishing in the plenitude of time, determined to save all mankind, in Christ.

This mankind forms the countless descendants promised to Abraham in an earlier time: a progeny that would be conceived not according to the flesh but rather, by the fecundity of his faith. For this reason this progeny was compared to the multitude of the stars, so that the hope of the father of all nations would focus on a lineage from Heaven, rather than from the earth.

Enter! Enter, all gentiles, into the family of the patriarchs. Receive the children of the promise, the blessing of the progeny of Abraham, to which the children have renounced according to the flesh. In the persons of the three Magi may all the nations adore the Author of the Universe; and may God be known not only in Judea, but throughout the entire earth, with the goal that in all places His Name may be great, as well as in all of Israel.

Learned in the true doctrine, my most beloved brothers and sisters, let us celebrate these mysteries of the Divine Grace, filled with spiritual bliss; on this, the day of our first beginnings, and the beginning of the vocation of the gentiles, giving thanks to God most merciful who, as the Apostle says, has made us capable of sharing the inheritance of the holy nation, in the Light. He has removed us from the dominion of darkness, and has transferred us to the Kingdom of His Beloved Son. This is as Isaiah has prophesied: the nation of the Gentiles, which walked in darkness, has seen a great light; over those who inhabited a land of shadows, has shined an intense, resplandescent light. Of these peoples, the same prophet, addressing God, declared: You will call an unknown people; a people that did not know You will run towards You.

This is the day that Abraham contemplated and leapt with joy, upon recognizing the children of his faith that would be blessed in their progeny, which is Christ; and, by contemplating beforehand that this would be meant to be, by his fatherly faith, for all the nations, he gave glory to God, fully convinced that God, who had promised it, also had the power to make it so.

This is the day the psalmist sang about, when he stated: All the nations will come to prostrate themselves before Your presence, Lord. They will bless Your name. And also, when he sang: The Lord makes His salvation known; He reveals His justice to all the nations.

We know that these predictions began to be fulfilled from when that star made the three Magi leave their country, so that they would know and adore the King of Heaven and earth. His docileness is for us an example which exhorts us all to follow, according to our abilities, the invitations of grace, which take us to Christ.

All of you, my most beloved brothers and sisters, must emulate this Divine Grace in this pursuit, with the end that you shine like sons of the Light in the Kingdom of God, to which we arrive by the integrity of our faith and by good works. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with God the Father and the Holy Spirit, who is God, for ever and ever. Amen.


PRAYER
Lord, You who manifested Your Son in this day to all the nations through the means of a star, grant us, who already know You through our faith, to come to contemplate, face to face, the infinite beauty of Your glory. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with God the Father and the Holy Spirit, who is God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Translated from the Spanish by Jan Paul von Wendt - liturgiasdelashoras.com.ar



 
 
 

 
 

The Star of Bethlehem by Edward Burne-Jones (1833-1898); 1890; Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, Birmingham England;
wikipedia.org
 
 
 
 
 
January 6 - In Celebration of Epiphany - The Lord has made His salvation known to the whole world - from the Sermon on the Ephiphany of the Lord by Saint Leo the Great (400-461), Pope


 
 

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OUR FATHER

Our Father, Who Art In Heaven
Hallowed Be Thy Name.
Thy Kingdom come,
Thy Will be done
On earth as it is in Heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread
And forgive us our trespasses
As we forgive those who trespass against us.
Liberate us from all temptation[*]
And deliver us from all evil. Amen



[*] Liberate us is in keeping with the original Latin text.
       God usually does not "lead us" to temptation
       (unless we are tested),
       but gives us the grace to overcome and/or resist it
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HAIL MARY

Hail Mary, full of grace
The Lord is with thee.
Blessed art though among women,
And blessed is the fruit
Of thy womb, Jesus.
 
Holy Mary, Mary of God
Pray for us sinners
Now, and in the hour
Of our death. Amen


 
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APOSTLE'S CREED

I believe in God, the Father Almighty Creator of Heaven and earth;
And in Jesus Christ, His Only Son, our Lord;
Who was conceived by the
[work and grace of the] Holy Ghost,[*]
Born of the Virgin Mary,
Suffered under Pontius Pilate,
Was crucified, died and was buried.
He descended into the Dead.[**]
On the third day, He rose again;
He ascended into Heaven,
And sits at the right hand of God,
the Father Almighty.
From thence he shall come to judge
the living and the dead.
 
I believe in the Holy Ghost,[*]
The Holy Catholic Church,
The communion of saints,
The forgiveness of sins.
The resurrection of the body,
And life everlasting. Amen


[*] Holy Ghost: may be substituted with the current Holy Spirit.
[**] the Dead: "inferi", the underworld or the dead in Latin.
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GLORIA

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son,
and to the Holy Ghost[*],
as it was in the beginning, is now,
and ever shall be, world without end.
Amen

[*] Holy Ghost: may be substituted with the current Holy Spirit.
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DE PROFUNDIS

Out of the depths I have cried to Thee, O Lord:
Lord, hear my voice.
Let Thine ears be attentive
to the voice of my supplication.

If thou, O Lord, wilt mark iniquities:
Lord, who shall abide it.
For with Thee there is merciful forgiveness:
and because of Thy law,
I have waited for Thee, O Lord.

My soul hath waited on His word:
my soul hath hoped in the Lord.
From the morning-watch even until night,
let Israel hope in the Lord.

For with the Lord there is mercy:
and with Him plenteous redemption.
And He shall redeem Israel
from all her iniquities.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son,
and to the Holy Ghost[*],
as it was in the beginning, is now,
and ever shall be, world without end.
Amen

[*] Holy Ghost: may be substituted with the current Holy Spirit.
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DE PROFUNDIS

Out of the depths I have cried to Thee, O Lord:
Lord, hear my voice.
Let Thine ears be attentive to the voice
of my supplication.

If thou, O Lord, wilt mark iniquities:
Lord, who shall abide it.
For with Thee there is merciful forgiveness:
and because of Thy law,
I have waited for Thee, O Lord.

My soul hath waited on His word:
my soul hath hoped in the Lord.
From the morning-watch even until night,
let Israel hope in the Lord.

For with the Lord there is mercy:
and with Him plenteous redemption.
And He shall redeem Israel
from all his iniquities.

V. Eternal rest give unto them, O Lord.
R. And let perpetual light shine upon them.
V. From the gate of hell.
R. Deliver their souls, O Lord.
V. May then rest in peace.
R. Amen.
V. O Lord, hear my prayer.
R. And let my cry come unto Thee.
V. The Lord be with you.
R. And with Thy Spirit.

(50 days indulgence to all who pray the De Profundis with V. and R.
"Requiem aeternam" (Eternal Rest) three times a day.
Pope Leo XIII, February 3, 1888)


Let us pray:
O God, the Creator and Redeemer of all
the faithful, we beseech Thee to grant
to the souls of Thy servants the remission
of their sins, so that by our prayers
they may obtain pardon for which they long.
O Lord, who lives and reigns,
world without end. Amen

May they rest in peace. Amen

CERRAR
SIGUIENTE
PADRE NUESTRO

Padre Nuestro,
que estas en los Cielos
Santificado sea Tu Nombre;
Venga a nosotros tu Reino;
Hágase Tu Voluntad
en la tierra como en el cielo.
Danos hoy nuestro pan de cada día;
Perdona nuestras ofensas,
Como también nosotros
perdonamos a los que nos ofenden,
No nos dejes caer en la tentación,
y líbranos del mal. Amén
 
CERRAR
SIGUIENTE
AVE MARÍA

Dios te salve, María,
llena eres de gracia;
El Señor es Contigo;
Bendita Tú eres
entre todas las mujeres,
Y bendito es el fruto
De tu vientre, Jesús.
 
Santa María,
Madre de Dios,
Ruega por nosotros
pecadores,
Ahora y en la hora
De nuestra muerte.
Amén
 
CERRAR
CREDO

Creo en Dios, Padre Todopoderoso,
Creador del cielo y de la tierra.
Creo en Jesucristo,
Su único Hijo, Nuestro Señor,
Que fue concebido por obra
y gracia del Espíritu Santo,
Nació de la Santa María Virgen;
Padeció bajo el poder de Poncio Pilato,
Fue crucificado, muerto y sepultado,
Descendió a los infiernos,
Al tercer día resucitó de entre los muertos,
Subió a los cielos
Y está sentado a la derecha de Dios,
Padre Todopoderoso.
Desde allí ha de venir a juzgar
a los vivos y a los muertos.

Creo en el Espíritu Santo,
La Santa Iglesia Católica,
La comunión de los santos,
El perdón de los pecados,
La resurrección de la carne
Y la vida eterna. Amén
 
 
CERRAR
DE PROFUNDIS

Desde lo hondo a Ti grito, Señor; Señor,
escucha mi voz;
Estén Tus oidos atentos
a la voz de mi súplica.

Si llevas cuenta de los delitos, Señor,
¿quién podrá resistir?
Pero de ti procede el perdón,
y así infundes respeto.
Mi alma espera en el Señor.

Espera en su palabra;
mi alma aguarda al Señor,
más que el centinela la aurora.
Aguarda Israel al Señor.

Como el centinela la aurora;
porque del Señor viene la misericordia.
la redención copiosa;
y Él redimirá a Israel de todos sus delitos.

Gloria al Padre, al Hijo y al
Espíritu Santo,
como es desde el principio,
es ahora y será por los siglos de los siglos.
Amén

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GLORIA

Gloria al Padre, al Hijo y al
Espíritu Santo,
como es desde el principio,
es ahora y será por los siglos de los siglos.
Amén

CERRAR
DE PROFUNDIS

Desde lo hondo a Ti grito, Señor;
Señor, escucha mi voz;
Estén Tus oidos atentos a
la voz de mi súplica.

Si llevas cuenta de los delitos, Señor,
¿quién podrá resistir?

Pero de ti procede el perdón,
y así infundes respeto.
Mi alma espera en el Señor.

Espera en su palabra;
mi alma aguarda al Señor,
más que el centinela la aurora.
Aguarda Israel al Señor.

Como el centinela la aurora;
porque del Señor viene la misericordia,
la redención copiosa;
y Él redimirá a Israel de todos sus delitos.

V. Dadles, Señor, a todas las almas
el descanso eterno.
R. Y haced lucir sobre ellas
vuestra eterna luz.
V. Que en paz descansen.
R. Amén.