Baptism of Our Lord
Behold the Lord the Ruler is come: and the Kingdom is in His Hand, and power, and dominion. Ps. Give to the king Thy judgment, O God: and to the king’s Son Thy justice. V. Glory be to the Father.
O God, Whose only-begotten Son ap-peared in the substance of our flesh, grant, we beseech Thee, that we may be inwardly reformed by Him, Whom we recognize to have been outwardly like unto ourselves. Who liveth and reigneth.
Arise, be enlightened, O Jerusalem: for thy light is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon Thee. For behold darkness shall cover the earth, and a mist the people: but the Lord shall arise upon thee, and His glory shall be seen upon thee. And the Gentiles shall walk in thy light, and kings in the brightness of thy rising. Lift up thy eyes round about and see: all these are gathered together: they are come to thee: thy sons shall come from afar, and thy daughters shall rise up at thy side. Then shalt thou see and abound, and thy heart shall wonder and be enlarged, when the multitude of the sea shall be converted to thee, the strength of the Gentiles shall come to thee. The multitude of camels shall cover thee, the dromedaries of Madian and Epha: all they from Saba shall come, bringing gold and frankincense and showing forth praise to the Lord.
All they from Saba shall come, bringing gold and frankincense and showing forth praise to the Lord. V. Arise and be enlightened, O Jerusalem: for the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee.
Alleluia, alleluia. V. We have seen His star in the East, and are come with gifts to adore the Lord. Alleluia.
At that time John saw Jesus coming to him, and he saith: Behold the Lamb of God, behold Him Who taketh away the sin of the world. This is He of Whom I said: After me there cometh a man, Who is preferred before me: because He was before me. And I knew Him not, but that He may be made manifest in Isræl, therefore am I come baptizing with water. And John gave testimony, saying: I saw the Spirit coming down as a dove from Heaven, and He remained upon Him. He it is that baptizeth with the Holy Ghost. And I saw: and I gave testimony that this is the Son of God.
The kings of Tharsis and the islands shall offer presents: the kings of the Arabians and of Saba shall bring gifts: and all kings of the earth shall adore Him: all nations shall serve Him.
We bring offerings unto Thee, O Lord, because of the manifestation of Thy newborn Son, humbly beseeching Thee that as He is the author of our gifts, so too He mercifully accept them, Jesus Christ our Lord. Who liveth and reigneth.
We have seen His Star in the East, and are come with gifts to adore the Lord.
Guide, we beseech Thee O Lord at all times and in all places with Thy heavenly light that we may discern with a clear mind the mystery of which Thou hast willed we should partakers, and receive it with be-coming devotion. Through our Lord.