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THE VIGIL OF THE EPIPHANY
And Second Sunday after Christmas
Privileged Vigil of II Class
INTROIT. Dum medium. Wisdom 18
WHILE all things were
in quiet silence, and night was in the midst of her swift course,
thine almighty Word, O Lord, leaped down from heaven out of thy
royal throne. Ps 93. The Lord is King, and hath
put on glorious apparel: the Lord hath put on his apparel and
girded himself with strength. V. Glory be.
ALMIGHTY God, who hast poured upon us the new light of thine
incarnate Word: grant that the same light enkindled in our hearts
may shine forth in our lives; Through Jesus Christ our Lord.
FOR EPISTLE. Isaiah 61:1-3
1 The spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me; because the LORD hath
anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent
me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives,
and the opening of the prison to them that are bound;
2 To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD, and the day of
vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn;
3 To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them
beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of
praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called
trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that he might
GRADUAL. Ps 45. Thou art fairer than the
children of men: full of grace are thy lips. V. My heart is inditing
of a good matter, I speak of the things which I have made unto
the King: my tongue is the pen of a ready writer.
Alleluia, alleluia. V. Ps 93. Lord is King and hath put
on glorious apparel: the Lord hath put on his apparel and girded
himself with strength. Alleluia
GOSPEL. Saint Matthew 2:19-23
19 WHEN Herod was dead,
behold, an angel of the Lord appeareth in a dream to Joseph in
20 Saying, Arise, and take the young child and his mother, and
go into the land of Israel: for they are dead which sought the
young child's life.
21 And he arose, and took the young child and his mother, and
came into the land of Israel.
22 But when he heard that Archelaus did reign in Judaea in the
room of his father Herod, he was afraid to go thither: notwithstanding,
being warned of God in a dream, he turned aside into the parts
23 And he came and dwelt in a city called Nazareth: that it might
be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophets, He shall be called
OFFERTORY. Ps 93. God hath made the round
world so sure, that it cannot be moved: ever since the world
began hath thy seat, O God, been prepared: thou art from everlasting.
GRANT, we beseech thee, Almighty God, that these gifts which
we offer in the sight of thy divine majesty, may obtain for us
grace to serve thee in this life with all godliness, and bring
us in the end to everlasting felicity. Through.
COMMUNION. St. Matthew 2. Take the young
Child and his Mother, and go into the land of Israel: for they
are dead which sought the young Child's life.
GRANT, O Lord, that by the operation of these thy mysteries,
we may be cleansed from all our sins, and obtain that which we
have asked according to thy will. [Through.]
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