Epiphany Reflections 2017

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Saturday of the Fourth Week after the Epiphany

Your lightnings lighted up the world; the earth trembled and shook. (Psalm 77:18, from the Introit for The Transfiguration of Our Lord)

Friday of the Fourth Week after the Epiphany

For we know that the whole creation groans and labors with birth pangs together until now. (Romans 8:22)

The Purification of Mary and the Presentation of Our Lord

Now when the days of her purification according to the law of Moses were completed, they brought Him to Jerusalem to present Him to the Lord (as it is written in the law of the Lord, "Every male who opens the womb shall be called holy to the LORD"), and to offer a sacrifice according to what is said in the law of the Lord, "A pair of turtledoves or two young pigeons." (Luke 2:22-24)

Wednesday of the Fourth Week after the Epiphany

You shall love your neighbor as yourself. (Romans 13:9 from the Small Catechism, Table of Duties: To Everyone)

Tuesday of the Fourth Week after the Epiphany

Love does no harm to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfillment of the law. (Romans 13:10)

Monday of the Fourth Week after the Epiphany

And he said to them, "Pick me up and throw me into the sea; then the sea will become calm for you. For I know that this great tempest is because of me." (Jonah 1:12)

The Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany

But He said to them, "Why are you fearful, O you of little faith?" Then He arose and rebuked the winds and the sea, and there was a great calm.

Saturday of the Third Week after the Epiphany

Oh, that men would give thanks to the LORD for His goodness, And for His wonderful works to the children of men! (Psalm 107:8 from the Introit for Epiphany 4)

Friday of the Third Week after the Epiphany

Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you. (1 Peter 5:6 from the Small Catechism, Table of Duties: To Youth)

St. Titus, Pastor and Confessor

[A bishop must] hold fast the faithful word as he has been taught, that he may be able, by sound doctrine, both to exhort and convict those who contradict. (Titus 1:9)

The Conversion of St. Paul

And Ananias went his way and entered the house; and laying his hands on him he said, "Brother Saul, the Lord Jesus, who appeared to you on the road as you came, has sent me that you may receive your sight and be filled with the Holy Spirit." (Acts 9:17)

St. Timothy, Pastor and Confessor

Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his master made ruler over his household, to give them food in due season? Blessed is that servant whom his master, when he comes, will find so doing" (Matthew 24:45-46)

Monday of the Third Week after the Epiphany

And his servants came near and spoke to him, and said, "My father, if the prophet had told you to do something great, would you not have done it? How much more then, when he says to you, 'Wash, and be clean'? (2 Kings 5:13)

The Third Sunday after the Epiphany

"For I also am a man under authority, having soldiers under me. And I say to this one, 'Go,' and he goes; and to another, 'Come,' and he comes; and to my servant, 'Do this,' and he does it." (Matthew 8:9)

Saturday of the Second Week after the Epiphany

The Lord preserves the souls of His saints; He delivers them out of the hand of the wicked. (Psalm 97:10 from the Introit for Epiphany 3)

Friday of the Second Week after the Epiphany

Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her, (Ephesians 5:25)

Thursday of the Second Week after the Epiphany

Masters, do the same to [your servants], and stop threatening, knowing that he who is both their Master and yours is in heaven, and that there is no partiality with him. (Ephesians 6:9 from the Small Catechism, Table of Duties: To Employers)

The Confession of St. Peter

But when He had turned around and looked at His disciples, He rebuked Peter, saying, "Get behind Me, Satan! For you are not mindful of the things of God, but the things of men." (Mark 8:33)

Tuesday of the Second Week after the Epiphany

"And having gifts according to the grace given to us differently; if prophecy, according to the analogy of the faith; if service in the serving, if the teaching, in the teaching." (Romans 12:6-7)

Monday of the Second Week after the Epiphany

But He said, "You cannot see My face; for no man shall see Me, and live." (Exodus 33:20)

The Second Sunday after the Epiphany

Now there were set there six water pots of stone, according to the manner of purification of the Jews, containing twenty or thirty gallons apiece. (John 2:6)

Saturday of the First Week after the Epiphany

Come and see the works of God; He is awesome in His doing toward the sons of men. (Psalm 66:5 from the Introit for Epiphany 2)

Friday of the First Week after the Epiphany

Then the priests brought in the ark of the covenant of the LORD to its place, into the inner sanctuary of the temple, to the Most Holy Place, under the wings of the cherubim. (1 Kings 8:6)

Thursday of the First Week after the Epiphany

And when He was twelve years old, they went up to Jerusalem according to the custom of the feast. (Luke 2:42)

Wednesday of the First Week after the Epiphany

Slaves, obey your earthly masters with fear and trembling, with a sincere heart, as you would Christ, not by the way of eye-service, as people-pleasers, but as servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart (Ephesians 6:5 from the Small Catechism, Table of Duties: To Workers)

Tuesday of the First Week after the Epiphany

But of Him you are in Christ Jesus, who became for us wisdom from God -- and righteousness and sanctification and redemption -- that, as it is written, "He who glories, let him glory in the LORD." (1 Corinthians 1:30-31)

Monday of the First Week after the Epiphany

Then the priests who bore the ark of the covenant of the LORD stood firm on dry ground in the midst of the Jordan; and all Israel crossed over on dry ground, until all the people had crossed completely over the Jordan. (Joshua 3:17)

The Baptism of Our Lord (First Sunday after the Epiphany)

But Jesus answered and said to him, "Permit it to be so now, for thus it is fitting for us to fulfill all righteousness." Then he allowed Him. (Matthew 3:15)