For the Feast of Epiphany - Cycle C

A reading from the gospel of Jesus according to Matthew (first reader only)

 

WISE MEN FROM THE EAST CAME TO JERUSALEM /

THEY INQUIRED,"WHERE IS THE CHILD WHO HAS BEEN BORN KING OF THE JEWS?/

WE OBSERVED HIS STAR AT ITS RISING, AND HAVE COME TO PAY HIM HOMAGE."/

...THEY SET OUT AGAIN; AND THERE, AHEAD OF THEM, WENT THE STAR THEY HAD SEEN AT ITS RISING./

IT STOPPED OVER THE PLACE WHERE THE CHILD WAS./

THEY WERE OVERWHELMED WITH JOY./

ON ENTERING THE HOUSE, THEY SAW THE CHILD WITH MARY, HIS MOTHER/

THEY KNELT DOWN AND PAID HIM HOMAGE./

THEN, OPENING THEIR TREASURE CHESTS, THEY OFFERED HIM GIFTS OF GOLD, FRANKINCENSE, AND MYRRH./