4th Sunday after Epiphany
Introit • Ps. 96, 7, 8
Adore God, all you His angels: Sion heard, and was glad; and the daughters of Juda rejoiced. Ps. 96, 1. The Lord hath reigned; let the earth rejoice: let many islands be glad. Glory be …
O God,Who knowest that we are beset by perils so great as to be unendurable because of our human frailty, grant us health of mind and body, so that by Thine assistance we may conquer the things with which we are afflicted because of our sins. Through our Lord.
Epistle • Rom. 13, 8-10
Lesson from the Epistle of blessed Paul the Apostle to the Romans.
[Lessons of obedience to superiors and mutual charity.]
BRETHREN, Owe no man any thing, but to love one another. For he that loveth his neighbour, hath fulfilled the law. For Thou shalt not commit adultery: Thou shalt not kill: Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness: Thou shalt not covet: and if there be any other commandment, it is comprised in this word, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. The love of our neighbour worketh no evil. Love therefore is the fulfilling of the law.
Gradual • Ps. 101, 16, 17
The gentiles shall fear Thy name, O Lord, and all the kings of the earth Thy glory. For the Lord hath built up Sion, and He shall be seen in His majesty.
Alleluia, alleluia. Ps. 96, 1. The Lord hath reigned, let the earth rejoice: let many islands be glad. Alleluia.
Gospel • Matt. 8, 23-27
Continuation of the Holy Gospel According to Matthew.
[Christ cleanses the leper, heals the centurion’s servant, Peter’s mother-in-law, and many others: he stills the storm at sea, drives the devils out of two men possessed, and suffers them to go into the swine.]
At that time, when Jesus entered into the boat, his disciples followed him: And behold a great tempest arose in the sea, so that the boat was covered with waves, but he was asleep. And they came to him, and awaked him, saying: Lord, save us, we perish.
And Jesus saith to them: Why are you fearful, O ye of little faith? Then rising up he commanded the winds, and the sea, and there came a great calm. But the men wondered, saying: What manner of man is this, for the winds and the sea obey him?
Offertory • Ps. 117, 16, 17
The right hand of the Lord hath wrought strength, the right hand of the Lord hath exalted me: I shall not die, but live, and shall declare the works of the Lord.
GRANT us, we beseech Thee, O almighty God, that this sacrifice offered to Thee, may purge us of all evil and fortify our weak nature. Through our Lord.
Communion • Luke 4, 22
Thy all wondered at these things, which proceeded from the mouth of God.
May Thy gifts, O God, free us from the allurements of earthly things, we ever restore us with heavenly nourishment. Through our Lord.