Quote/s of the Day – 3 January – “Month and Feast of the Most Holy Name of Jesus” – Readings: John 3: 22 – 4: 6; Psalm 2: 7bc-8, 10-11; Matthew 4: 12-17, 23-25
“The people who sat in darkness,
have seen a great light“
“Our Lord Jesus Christ
Has appeared to us from the bosom of the Father.
He has come and drawn us out of the shadows
And enlightened us with His joyful Light.
Day has dawned for humankind,
Cast out the power of darkness.
For us, a Light from His Light has arisen
That has enlightened our darkened eyes.
Over the world He has made his glory arise
And has lit up the deepest depths.
Death is no more, darkness has ended,
The gates of hell are shattered.
He has illumined every creature,
All the shades from times long past.
He has brought about salvation and given us life;
Next He will come in glory.
Our King is coming in His great glory:
Let us light our lamps and go out to meet him (Mt 25,6);
Let us be glad in Him as He has been glad in us
And gives us gladness with His glorious Light.
My friends, arise! make yourselves ready
To give thanks to our Saviour King,
Who will come in His glory and make us joyful
With His joyous Light in the Kingdom.
St Ephrem (306-373)
Father and Doctor of the Church
(Hymn I on the Resurrection)