An Epiphany Prayer

antifonariodelec3b3n1The heavens are shining with the clear beauty of the stars, O Lord,
and the earth is made beautiful by your light,
because you came to this world from your holy dwelling place.
Remove all sadness from our hearts,
because you have come to make all things new.
Grant also that as we see your light
we  may be purified and prepared to see you forever,
that we who preach to the nations the glad joys of your appearing,
may rejoice with forever.
Amen.

Source: Mozarabic Breviary

Source of this version: Modified freely from  http://www.catholicculture.org/culture/liturgicalyear/prayers/view.cfm?id=964

Also found here: http://www.holyapostlesnyc.org/pulpit-posts/what-are-we-willing-to-offer-to-this-newborn-child-who-is-the-lord-of-the-universe/

Sources read thus:

The heavens are shining with the clear beauty of the stars, O Lord,
and the very earth is made beautiful by a shining light,
because thou didst vouchsafe to appear to the world from out thy holy dwelling place.
Remove, therefore, from our hearts all sadness,
for unto this end art thou come,
that thou mayest make all things new.
Grant also that light unto our eyes which may purify us
and fit us to behold thee for ever;
that thus we who preach to the nations the glad joys of thy Apparition,
may be made glad with thee in infinite joy. Amen.

Graphic: Mozarabic manuscript from the Cathedral of Leon, from Wikimedia Commons.

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pastorstratman

Lutheran pastor serving St. Stephen's in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin.

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