EPIPHANY OF OUR LORD (VIGIL MASS)
Surge, Ierúsalem, et circúmspice ad oriéntem et vide congregátos fílios tuos a solis ortu usque ad occásum.
Jerusalem, and look to the east and see your children gathered from the rising to the setting of the sun.
May the splendor of your majesty, O Lord, we pray, shed its light upon our hearts, that we may pass through the shadows of this world and reach the brightness of our eternal home. Through our Lord.
Accept we pray, O Lord, our offerings, in honor of the appearing of your Only Begotten Son and the first fruits of the nations, that to you praise may be rendered and eternal salvation be ours. Through Christ our Lord.
[–» Eucharistic Prayer]
For today you have revealed the mystery of our salvation in Christ as a light for the nations, and when he appeared in our mortal nature, you made us new by the glory of his immortal nature. And so, with Angels and Archangels, with Thrones and Dominions, and with all the hosts and Powers of heaven, as we sing the hymn of your glory without end we acclaim:
[–» Holy, holy, holy…]
Cláritas Dei illuminávit civitátem sanctam Ierúsalem et ambulábant gentes in lúmine eius.
The brightness of God illumined the holy city Jerusalem, and the nations will walk by its light.
Renewed by sacred nourishment, we implore your mercy, O Lord, that the star of your justice may shine always bright in our minds and that our true treasure may ever consist in our confession of you. Through Christ our Lord.