Commence the prayer:
Holy, holy, holy Lord God of hosts: the earth is full of thy glory.
Glory be to the Father, glory be to the Son, glory be to the Holy Ghost.
Sanctus, Sanctus, Sancus Dominus Deus exercituum: Plena est terra gloria tua :.
Gloria Patri, gloria Filio, gloria Spiritui Sancto.
(The angelic trisagion, Pope Clement XIV, 1769.
From The Raccolta 1878, #1. Pope Pius IX.)
V. CHRIST has manifested Himself to us. Alleluia.
V. Christus manifesavit se nobis. Alleluia.
R. Come, let us adore. Alleluia.
V. Venite adoremus, Alleluia.
(For the Ehiphany and its octave.
From The Raccolta 1878, Pope Pius IX.)
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
He was in the beginning with God.
All things came into being through him, and without him came into being not one thing that is in being. In him is life, and the life was the light of men. And the light shines in darkness, and the darkness comprehended it not.
There came a man, sent from God; his name was John: this man came for a testimony, that he might testify of the light, that all through him might believe. He was not the light, but came that he might testify of the light. That was the true light, which, coming into the world, gives light to every man. He was in the world, and the world came into being through him, and the world knew him not.
He came to his own country, and his own people received him not. But as many as received him, to them gave he the right to become children of God, to those that believe on his name, who were born not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of a man, but of God. And the Word became flesh, and tabernacled among us, and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the Only Begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.
John testified of him and cried, saying: This was he of whom I said: He that comes after me has been advanced before me, because he was before me.
Note: The Magi are on their way to pay homage to the birth of Jesus Christ ... Above text is the today's Gospel.