Sunday Morning Second Sunday after Epiphany

Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit,
as we begin and until we conclude.
May mercy and compassion be poured forth upon us
in this world and the next.
O Lord, our God, to you be glory for ever.
in the Morning of your coming,
when the throne of your majesty will be established,
the just will enter singing and praying;
they will be magnificently robed, their faces shining and carrying their offerings.
May we be among them, O Lord,
and so enter your marvelous paradise,
and give you glory, for ever. Amen.
Peace be with the Church and her children.
Glory to God in the highest,
and peace on earth and good will to all.
Praise the Lord all you nations,
glorify him all you peoples,
for steadfast is his mercy toward us,
and the truth of the Lord endures for ever.
Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit,
now and for ever.
and peace on earth and good will to all.

Lord, have mercy on us and save us.
direct our steps toward your eternal light
and your inheritance which has no end.
On your great Morning,
let us see your fatherly face.
Then with the angels and the saints we will sing your praise,
for ever. Amen.

Antiphon: Praise the Lord, O my soul;
I will praise the Lord all my life;

Psalm 146
Praise the Lord, O my soul;
I will praise the Lord all my life;
I will sing praise to my God while I live.

Put not your trust in princes,
in man, in whom there is no salvation.

When his spirit departs he returns to his earth;
on that day his plans perish.

Happy he whose help is the God of Jacob,
whose hope is in the Lord, his God.

Who made heaven and earth,
the sea and all that is in them;

Who keeps faith forever,
secures justice for the oppressed,
give food to the hungry.

The Lord sets captives free;
the Lord give sight to the blind.

The Lord raises up those that were bowed down;
the Lord loves the just.

The Lord protects strangers;
the fatherless and the widow he sustains,
but the way of the wicked he thwarts.

The Lord shall reign forever;
your God, O Zion, through all generations. Alleluia.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit,
now and for ever. Amen.

Antiphon: Praise the Lord, O my soul;
I will praise the Lord all my life;

Lord, have mercy on us and save us.
Resplendent light,
who enlightens every person,
shine your light in our hearts and gladden us
with your salvation on the day of your great glory,
and we will sing to you for all ages,
and rejoice in you with the just and the saints, for ever. Amen.

The Light of the just and joy of the upright in Christ Jesus,
our Lord.
Begotten of the Father, he manifested Himself to us.
He came to rescue us from darkness and to fill us with the
radiance of his light.
Day is dawning upon us; the power of darkness is fading away.
From the true Light there arises from us the light which illumines our darkened eyes.
His glory shines upon the world and enlightens the very depths of the abyss.
Death is annihilated, night has vanished, and the gates of Sheol are broken.
Creatures lying in darkness from ancient times are clothed in
The dead arise from the dust and sing because they have a Savior.
He brings salvation and grants us life.
He ascends to his Father on high.
He will return in glorious splendor and shed his light on those gazing upon him.
Our King comes in majestic glory,
Let us light our lamps and go forth to meet him.
Let us find our joy in him, for he has found joy in us.
He will indeed rejoice us with his marvelous light.
Let us glorify the majesty of the Son and give thanks to
the almighty Father, who,
in an outpouring of love, sent him to us, to fill us with
hope and salvation.
When he manifests himself, the saints awaiting him in
weariness and sorrow,
will go forth to meet him with lighted lamps.
The angels and guardians of heaven will rejoice in the
glory of the just and upright people of the earth;
together, crowned with victory, they will sing hymns and psalms.
Stand up then and be ready!
Give thanks to our King and Savior, who will come in great
glory to gladden us with his marvelous light in his kingdom.
Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit,
now and for ever. Amen. Alleluia.

Lord, have mercy on us and save us.
Magnificent Lord,
in heaven you glorified the servants of Light and Spirit,
and in your generous love have deigned to accept the praises
of your people.
May our whole lives be a song of praise,
and preserve us from anything that keeps us from following
your laws and commandments.
Then we will be able to enter your kingdom with the saints and give you glory, for ever. Amen.
Psalm 148
Praise the Lord from the heavens,
praise him in the heights;
Praise him, all you his angels,
praise him, all you his hosts.
Praise him, sun and moon;
praise him, all you shining stars.
Praise him, you highest heavens,
and you waters above the heavens.
Let them praise the name of the Lord,
for he commanded and they were created;
He established them forever and ever;
he gave them a duty which shall not pass away.

Praise the Lord from the earth,
you sea monsters and all depths;
Fire and hail, snow and midst,
storm winds that fulfill his word;
You mountains and all you hills,
you fruit trees and all you cedars;
You wild beasts and all tame animals,
you creeping things and you winged fowl.
Let the kings of the earth and all peoples,
the princess and all the judges of the earth,
Young men too, an maidens,
old men and boys,
Praise the name of the Lord,
for his name alone is exalted;
His majesty is above earth and heaven,
and he has lifted up the horn of his people.
Be this his praise from all his faithful ones,
from the children of Israel, the people close to him.
Psalm 149:1-6
Sing to the Lord a new song
of praise in the assembly of the faithful.
Let Israel be glad in their maker,
let the children of Zion rejoice in their king.
Let them praise his name in the festive dance,
let them sing praise to him with timbrel and harp.
For the Lord loves his people,
and he adorns the lowly with victory.

Let the faithful exult in glory;
let them sing joy upon their couches;
Let the high praises of God be in their throats.
Psalm 150
Praise the Lord in his sanctuary,
praise him in the firmament of his strength.
Praise him for his mighty deeds,
praise him for his sovereign majesty.
Praise him with the blast of the trumpet,
praise him with lyre and harp.
Praise him with timbrel and dance,
praise him with strings and pipe.
Praise him with sounding cymbals,
praise him with clanging cymbals.
Let everything that has breath
praise the Lord!
Psalm 117
Praise the Lord, all you nations;
glorify him, all you peoples!
For steadfast is his mercy toward us,
and the truth of the Lord endures for ever.
Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit,
now and for ever. Amen.

Praise, glory and honor to the High Priest;
at the Jordan he has shown us how to purify ourselves
and has laid out for us the path of life by the cleansing us
of our sins.
To the Good One is due glory and honor this morning,
and all the days of our lives,
now and for ever. Amen.
O God,
out of love you became man,
and made us sons and daughters of your Father by
water and the Spirit.
You, who form infants in the womb,
willingly enclosed yourself in the womb of Mary
to renew the image of Adam
that the corruption of sin had tarnished and degraded.
You remade it through the fire of the pure spiritual light
which is baptism.
Although you had no need of it, you came to be baptized
and sanctified the waters of the Jordan in your goodness.
Son of the Most High, you bend your head before John
the Baptist
and from on high the voice of the Father is heard as thunder:
“This is my beloved Son in whom I am well pleased.”
The Holy Spirit descended, hovering over your head in the
form of a dove,
and the spiritual powers were captivated in fear.
Lord God,
rest your merciful right hand on your believing servants;
bless your people and guard your inheritance.
Through your baptism you clothed us with the garments of glory and marked us with the seal of the living Holy Spirit.
You called us to be spiritual children through the second birth of baptism which purifies us from sin.

By your mighty and unconquerable power
may we, confident as dearly beloved children,
joyfully glorify you,
your Father who sent you for our salvation,
and your living Holy Spirit,
now and for ever. Amen.
Holy are you, O God, in your kindness you have raised our nature from corruption.
Holy are you, O Strong One, in your love and kindness you have cleansed and purified us.
Holy are you, O God, angels and men proclaim you holy in
heaven and earth.
Holy are you, O Strong One, in your love you have called all
sinners to return to you.
Holy are you, O Immortal One, penitents knock at your door and ask for pardon.
Lord of mercy and God of all consolation,
show us kindness and grant us pardon and remission of faults.
We will give you glory and thanksgiving now and for ever.
Holy One,
you sanctify the saints,
living within them and making them the dwelling of your
Sanctify our bodies, souls and spirits, dwellings of your divinity, by the descent and action of your divine and Holy Spirit.
Lord God,
enlighten our feeble minds in your great kindness,
keep far from us any trouble or error
and we will give you thanks,
adoring and glorifying your mercy towards us.
Father, Son and Holy Spirit,
to you be glory for ever. Amen.

Glory to the Good One who after three days was raised from the grave without decay. He raised up with him the body of
Adam and with his ascended to the Father who had sent
Sunday is a glorious feast, on which heaven and earth are resplendent; let us praise the Son, first-born of the Father who
saved us from downfall.
A Reading from the Book of Proverbs
Proverbs 2: 1-12
My son, if you receive my words and treasure my commands, Turning your ear to wisdom, inclining your heart to understanding; Yes, if you call to intelligence, and to understanding raise your voice; If you seek her like silver, and like hidden treasures search her out: Then will you understand the fear of the LORD; the knowledge of God you will find; For the LORD gives wisdom, from his mouth come knowledge and understanding; He has counsel in store for the upright, he is the shield of those who walk honestly, Guarding the paths of justice, protecting the way of his pious ones. Then you will understand rectitude and justice, honesty, every good path; For wisdom will enter your heart, knowledge will please your soul, Discretion will watch over you, understanding will guard you; Saving you from the way of evil men, from men of perverse speech,
A Reading from the Second Letter to the Corinthians
2 Corinthians 8: 9-18
For you know the gracious act of our Lord Jesus Christ, that for your sake he became poor although he was rich, so that by his poverty you might become rich. And I am giving counsel in this matter, for it is appropriate for you who began not only to act but to act willingly last year: complete it now, so that your eager willingness may be matched by your completion of it out of what you have. For if the eagerness is there, it is acceptable according to what one has, not according to what one does not have; not that others should have relief while you are burdened, but that as a matter of equality your surplus at the present time should supply their needs, so that their surplus may also supply your needs, that there may be equality. As it is written: “Whoever had much did not have more, and whoever had little did not have less.” But thanks be to God who put the same concern for you into the heart of Titus, for he not only welcomed our appeal but, since he is very concerned, he has gone to you of his own accord. With him we have sent the brother who is praised in all the churches for his preaching of the gospel.

Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace and joy-filled hope to all.
We praise you, we adore you, we glorify you,
we give you thanks for your great glory,
Lord and Creator, King of heaven, God the Father almighty,
Lord God, only Son, Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit.
Lord God, Lamb of God, Son and Word of the Father,
you take away the sin of the world, have mercy on us;
you take away the sin of the world, hear us and receive
our prayer.
You are seated in glory at the right hand of your Father,
for give us and have mercy on us;
For you alone are holy,
you alone are the Lord, Jesus Christ,
with the Holy Spirit, in the glory of God the Father.
At all times, and all the days of our lives, we worship
you and praise your holy and blessed name,
which is and has been from age to age.
Blessed are you, Lord almighty, God of our fathers.
May your name be glorified, praised and exalted for ever.
To you be glory, praise and exaltation, God of all,
Father of truth, with the only Son and the living and Holy Spirit, now and for ever.
O God,
you are before all ages and exist from age to age;
you are resplendent and glorified in unsearchable light;
through your word, you bring forth light and give us a new
O radiant Day and source of light,
we glorify you, adore you and offer you praise night and day;
accept our praise and answer our prayer.
Send us your abundant blessings, through the mercy of your
To him, with you and the Holy Spirit,
be glory, honor and power,
now and forever. Amen.