Opening Prayer: Jesus, Our Treasure by Ven. Bruno Lanteri
O, Jesus, you descended in the fullness of time from the royal throne; O you who are most desired of all. You came from the height of heaven to visit us, and we are overwhelmed with joy, for as soon as the eternal Father had seen you born in our flesh, he made the angels proclaim peace and grace to all of good will. Freeing us from all misery, the Father gave us his kingdom and filled us with all your good. Make our hearts open and able to hold so great a treasure. Amen.
Fruit of the Spirit: Joy
Scripture: 1 Peter 1:8-9
Without having seen him you love him; though you do not now see him you believe in him and rejoice with unutterable and exalted joy.
Action for the Day: Traditionally, Epiphany has been a day of great merriment among Catholics. This night is the culmination of the Christmas mystery. God has shown himself in the face of Jesus Christ. Now the good news that God is king has been made known to the whole world. Today should be a day of Christian joy and celebration. Hold a feast and invite others, especially those who think Christmas was finished on December 25. If possible offer small gifts in imitation of the Magi. With joy proclaim to your little part of the world that Jesus Christ is Lord, the true reason for the season.