N010 – 4th Sunday after the Epiphany

Minor Propers

4th Sunday after the Epiphany

 January 31, 2016 A.D.

The Collect: O God, who knowest us to be set in the midst of so many and great dangers, that by reason of the frailty of our nature we cannot always stand upright: grant to us such strength and protection, as may support us in all dangers, and carry us through all temptations. Through Jesus Christ thy Son, our Lord: Who liveth and reigneth….

The Introit. (Adorate Deum) Ps. 97 Worship God, all ye Angels of his: Sion heard and rejoiced, and the daughters of Judah were glad.   Ps. 97 The Lord is King, the earth may be glad thereof: yea, the multitude of the isles may be glad thereof.

The Epistle: Romans 13:1-7 (St. Paul reminds us that all power comes from God for the furthering of good and the hindering of evil. Rulers are to be a terror to the doers of evil, not to the doers of good works. Render unto all their due.)

Gradual & Alleluia. Ps 102. The heathen shall fear thy Name, O Lord: and all the kings of the earth thy majesty. When the Lord shall build up Sion, and when his glory shall appear. Alleluia, alleluia. Ps. 97. The Lord is King, the earth may be glad thereof: yea, the multitude of the isles may be glad thereof. Alleluia.

The Gospel: St. Matthew 8:1-13 (Jesus heals a leper and then encounters the Centurion of great faith who seeks healing for his servant.)

Offertory. Ps. 118. The right hand of the Lord bringeth mighty things to pass, the right hand of the Lord hath exalted me: I shall not die but live and declare the works of the Lord.

Communion. St. Luke 4. All wondered at the gracious words which proceeded out of the mouth of God.

At the Divine Office – Benedictus and Magnificat Antiphons

 At 1st  Vespers: God hath holpen his servant Israel, as he promised to Abraham and to his seed: and hath exalted the humble for ever and ever.

At Matins: When Jesus was come down from the mountain, behold there came a leper and worshipped him, saying, Lord if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean. And Jesus put forth his hand and touched him, saying: I will, be thou clean.

At 2nd Vespers: Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean: then saith Jesus, I will; be thou clean.

N009 – 3rd Sunday after the Epiphany

Minor Propers

3rd Sunday after the Epiphany

The Collect: Almighty and everlasting God, mercifully look upon our infirmities: and in all our dangers and necessities, stretch forth thy right hand to help and defend us. Through Jesus Christ thy Son, our Lord: Who liveth and reigneth….

The Introit. (Adorate Deum) Ps. 97 Worship God, all ye Angels of his: Sion heard and rejoiced, and the daughters of Judah were glad.   Ps. 97 The Lord is King, the earth may be glad thereof: yea, the multitude of the isles may be glade thereof.

The Epistle: Romans 12:16-21 (St. Paul admonishes us to be honest, not to render evil for evil, and do good to all. Feed even your enemies.)

Gradual & Alleluia. Ps 102. The heathen shall fear thy Name, O Lord: and all the kings of the earth thy majesty. When the Lord shall build up Sion, and when his glory shall appear. Alleluia, alleluia. Ps. 97. The Lord is King, the earth may be glad thereof: yea, the multitude of the isles may be glade thereof. Alleluia.

The Gospel: St. John 2:1-11 (At the request of His Mother, Jesus miraculously changes water into wine at a marriage feast in Cana.)

Offertory. Ps. 118. The right hand of the Lord bringeth mighty things to pass, the right hand of the Lord hath exalted me: I shall not die but live and declare the works of the Lord.

Communion. St. John 2. The Lord saith, Fill the waterpots with water, and bare unto the ruler of the feast. When the ruler of the feast had tasted the water that was made wine, he saith unto the bride-groom, Thou hast kept the good wine until now> This beginning of miracles did Jesus before his disciples.

 

At the Divine Office

Benedictus and Magnificat Antiphons

 

At 1st  Vespers: God hath holpen his servant Israel, as he promised to Abraham and to his seed: and hath exalted the humble for ever and ever.

At Matins: There was a marriage in Cana of Galilee, and Jesus was there with Mary his Mother.

At 2nd Vespers: And when they wanted wine, Jesus bade them to fill the water-pots with water; and it was turned into wine, alleluia.

N008 – 2nd Sunday after the Epiphany

This episode includes at the end some expanded reflections on Psalm 66 which recurs several times in this season.

Minor Propers

2nd Sunday after the Epiphany

Known in some places as

The Feast of the Baptism of the Lord

The Collect: Almighty and everlasting God, who dost govern all things in heaven and earth: mercifully hear the supplications of thy people; and grant us thy peace all the days of our life. Through Jesus Christ thy Son, our Lord: Who liveth and reigneth….

The Introit. (Omnis terra) Ps. 66 All the earth shall worship thee, O God and sing of thee: they shall sing praise to thy Name, O most Highest..  Ps. 66.O be joyful in God, all ye lands: sing praises unto the honour of his Name, make his praise to be glorious.

The Epistle: Romans 12:6-16 (We are given varying gifts of grace and ability; however, all are to be used in harmony and in accord with the love of Christ.)

Gradual & Alleluia. Ps 107. The Lord sent his word and healed them: and they were saved from their destruction. O that men would therefore praise the Lord for his goodness: and declare the wonders that he doeth for the children of men. Alleluia, alleluia. Ps. 148. Praise the Lord, all ye Angels of his: praise him, all his host. Alleluia.

The Gospel: St. Mark 1:1-11 (Jesus is baptized by John in the Jordan. The spirit descends in the form of a dove and the Voice from heaven proclaims: this is my beloved Son.)

Offertory. Ps. 66. O be joyful in the Lord, all ye lands: sing praises unto the honour of his Names. O come hither, and hearken, all ye that fear God: and I will tell you what the Lord hath done for my soul, alleluia.

Communion. St. Mark 1. And there came a voice from heaven, saying, Thou art my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.

At the Divine Office – Benedictus and Magnificat Antiphons

 At 1st  Vespers: God hath holpen his servant Israel, as he promised to Abraham and to his seed: and hath exalted the humble for ever and ever.

At Matins: Jesus saw the heavens opened, and the Spirit like a dove descending upon him.

At 2nd Vespers: The Holy Spirit descended in a bodily shape like a dove upon him, and there came a voice from heaven: This is my beloved Son; hear ye him, alleluia

N007 – 1st Sunday after Epiphany

1st Sunday After Epiphany

January 10, 2016 A.D.

The Collect: O Lord, we beseech thee mercifully to receive the prayers of thy people who call upon thee: and grant that they may both perceive and know what things they ought to do, and also may have grace and power faithfully to fulfill the same. Through Jesus Christ thy Son, our Lord: Who….

The Introit. (In excelso throne) On a throne exalted I beheld, and lo, a Man sitting, whom a legion of Angels worship, singing together: behold, his rule and governance endure to all ages.  Ps. 100. O be joyful in God, all ye lands: serve the Lord with gladness.

The Epistle: Romans 12:1-5 (We are a living sacrifice to God and must not be conformed to this world. We, although many members, make one Body in Christ.)

Gradual & Alleluia. Ps 72. Blessed be the Lord, even the God of Israel, which only doeth wondrous things from the beginning. The mountains shall bring peace, and the little hills, righteousness unto the people. Alleluia, alleluia. Ps. 100. O be joyful in God, all ye lands: serve the Lord with gladness. Alleluia.

The Gospel: St. Luke 2:42-52 (Jesus at age 12 is left behind in the Temple and when found by anxious Joseph and Mary, gently reminds them that He must be about his Father’s business.)

Offertory. Ps. 100. O be joyful in the Lord, all ye lands, serve the Lord with gladness: and come before his presence with a song, for the Lord he is God.

Communion. St. Luke 2. Son, why hast thou thus dealt with us? Behold thy father and I have sought thee sorrowing. And how is it that ye sought me? Wist ye not that I must be about my Father’s business?

At the Divine Office – Benedictus and Magnificat Antiphons

At 1st  Vespers: The Child Jesus tarried behind in Jerusalem; and Joseph and his mother knew not of it, supposing him to have been in the company; and they sought him among their kinsfolk and acquaintance.

At Matins: Let the example of thine household, O Lord, give light to the dark ways of this world and thereby guide thou the feet of parents and children into the way of peace.

At 2nd Vespers: Son, why hast thou thus dealt with us? Behold, thy father and I have sought thee sorrowing. How is it that ye sought me? Wist ye not that I must be about my Father’s business?