Fourth Sunday After Epiphany

Introit

Psalm 96:7-8

Adore God, all you His Angels: Sion heard, and was glad: and the daughters of Juda rejoiced. Ps. The Lord hath reigned, let the earth rejoice: let many islands be glad. V. Glory be to the Father.

Collect

O God, Who knowest us to be set in the midst of dangers so great that, by reason of the frailty of our nature, we cannot always withstand; grant to us health of mind and body, that being helped by Thee, we may overcome the things which we suffer for our sins. Through our Lord.

Epistle

Romans 13:8-10

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

Psalm 101:16-17

The Gentiles shall fear Thy name, O Lord, and all the kings of the earth Thy glory. V. For the Lord hath built up Sion: and He shall be seen in His glory.

Alleluia

Psalm 96:1

Alleluia, alleluia. V. The Lord hath reigned, let the earth rejoice: let many islands be glad. Alleluia.

Gospel

Matthew 8:23-27

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 His disciples 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

Psalm 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.

Secret

Grant, we beseech Thee, almighty God, that the oblation of this sacrifice may ever purify and protect our frailty from all evil. Through our Lord

Communion

Luke 4:22

All wondered at these things which proceeded from the mouth of God.

Postcommunion

May Thy gifts, O God, detach us from earthly pleasures, and ever strengthen us with heavenly refreshment. Through our Lord.