6th Day in the Octave of Pentecost
From the Mass for the Sunday within the Octave of the Epiphany
This "Man sitting upon a high throne, whom a multitude of angels adore," (Introit) is the same Divine Child that the Gospel today shows us "sitting in the midst of the Doctors, who are astonished at His wisdom and his answers." For the first time He makes known to the Jews that God is "His Father" (Gospel).
In excelso throno vidi sedere virum, quem adorat multitudo Angelorum psallentes in unutii ecce cujus imperii nomen est in aeternum. * Jubilate Deo omnis terra: servite Domino in laetitia.
I saw a man seated on a high throne, whom a multitude of Angels adored, singing all together: Behold him, whose name and empire are to last for ever. * Sing joyfully to God, all the earth: serve ye the Lord with gladness.
(Apoc. 4:2 and 5:11 and Psalm 99:1 from the Introit of Mass)
Vota, quaesumus Domine, supplicantis populi coelesti pietate prosequere: ut et quae agenda sunt, videant;. et ad implenda quae viderit, convalescant.
According to thy divine mercy, O Lord, receive the vows of thy people, who pour forth their prayers to thee: that they may know what their duty requireth of them, and be able to comply with what they know.
(Collect for the Sunday in the Octave of the Epiphany)
Benedictus Dominus Deus Israel, qui facit mirabilia magna solus a saeculo. V. Suscipiant montes pacem populo tuo, et colles justitiam.
Alleluia, alleluia. Jubilate Deo omnis terra: servite Domino in laetitia. Alleluia.
Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel, who alone hath done great wonders from the beginning. V. Let the mountains receive peace for thy people, and the hills righteousness.
Alleluia, alleluia. Sing joyfully to the Lord all the earth: serve ye the Lord with gladness. Alleluia.
(Gradual for the Sunday in the Octave of Epiphany)
Sequel of the holy Gospel according to Luke.
When Jesus was twelve years old, they went up to Jerusalem, according to the custom of the feast; and having fulfilled the days, when they returned, the Child Jesus remained in Jerusalem, and his Parents knew it not. And thinking that he was in the company, they came a day’s journey, and sought him among their kinsfolk and acquaintance. And not finding him, they returned into Jerusalem, seeking him. And it came to pass, that after three days they found him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the doctors, hearing them, and asking them questions. And all that heard him, were astonished at his wisdom and his answers. And seeing him, they wondered. And his Mother said to him: Son, why hast thou done so to us? Behold thy father and I have sought thee sorrowing. And he said to them: How is it that you sought me? Did you not know that I must be about my Father’s business? And they understood not the word that he spoke unto them. And he went down with them, and came to Nazareth, and was subject to them. And his Mother kept all these words in her heart. And Jesus advanced in wisdom, and age, and grace, with God and men.
(St Luke 2:42-52)