Eighth Sunday after Epiphany



 We light the Evening Vesper Candle and say or sing:

Light and peace in Jesus Christ our Love!

~Thanks be to God!

Sunday Evening Hymn

O radiant Light, O Sun divine, Of God the Abba’s deathless face,

O image of the Light sublime that fills the heavenly dwelling place.


O Word of God, the Source of Life, Praise is your due by night and day.

Our happy lips must raise the strain of your esteemed and splendid Name.


O Jesus Christ as daylight fades, as shine the lights of eventide,

We praise the Abba with the Son, the Spirit blest and with them one.

Text: Phos Hilaron, transl. WG Storey; Tune: Howard Hughes, S.M., Praise God in Song 


Thanksgiving for the Light & Praise for Creation

Let us give thanks to the God of Light, always and for everything.

~In the name of our Lord, Jesus Christ!


Blessed are you, Adonai our God, the Creator and Ruler of all that exists!

You shaped the heavens and daily bless us with their radiant light,

the sacrament of that undying Light, which fill our hearts and minds.

As night approaches, we thank you for the power to create this light

which dispels the darkness around us.

Be with us still, enlighten our hearts with your glory

and lead us to the fullness of your splendor.

All honor and blessing be to you, through Jesus Christ the Light of the world,

and in the Holy Spirit, who enables us to sing your praise now and forever.  Amen.






Sunday Evening Psalm


How blessed indeed are those who revere Adonai,

greatly loving God’s commands.

Psalm 111/112

Happy are those who love God

and delight in the whole of Torah!

Their children shall be blest,

strong and upright in the land.


The households of the just will flourish

their integrity stands firm forever.

A light shines from them for others

for they are generous, merciful and just.


The good lend freely to others

and conduct their affairs with honor.

They never waver from doing what is right

their justice is remembered forever.


They do not fear evil news

with strong hearts they trust in God.

Steadfast and without fear

they will watch the wicked crumble.


Open-handed they share with the poor;

their integrity stands firm forever.

this strength will bring them honor.


But hatred devours the wicked

who grind their teeth and depart;

their hopes all turn to ashes.


Glory to the ONE and to the WORD

and to the BREATH of Love,

as always before,

so now and evermore, Amen.

How blessed indeed are those who revere Adonai,

greatly loving God’s commands.

Reading           I Corinthians 4: 4-5

Do not make any judgment before the appointed time, until the Lord comes,
for he will bring to light what is hidden in darkness
and will manifest the motives of our hearts,
and then everyone will receive praise from God.



R.  Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. *Forgive, and you will be forgiven.  V. By this will all people know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another; *Forgive, and you will be forgiven.

V. Glory to the Abba and the Word and the Holy Breath of Love.


New Testament Canticle


Seek first the Reign of God, and its righteousness;

then all other things will be given you besides.


Salvation and glory and power

belong to our God, alleluia!

God’s judgments are true and just.

R.  Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

Praise our God

all you servants, alleluia!

Those reverencing with awe,

small and great.

R.  Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

Adonai our God,

the Almighty reigns, alleluia!

Let us rejoice and exult,

giving God the glory.

R.  Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

The marriage of the Lamb has come

And his bride has made herself ready.

She has been given for her clothing,

fine linen, glistening and pure.

R.  Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

Glory to the One and to the Word,

and to the Breath of Love

As always before,

so now and evermore. Amen!

Seek first the Reign of God, and its righteousness;

then all other things will be given you besides.


Litany of Intercession

That all who claim to serve God may overcome what divides us and work together to free those enslaved and oppressed by Mammon, let us pray…~ Hear us O God.


That we may learn from the birds of the air and the flowers of the field how to trust in Providence, living more simply that all creatures may simply live, let us pray…

~ Hear us O God.


That we might seek first the all-inclusive solidarity, equality, generosity and justice of God’s reign so that all people and the rest of Earthkind may flourish in the fulness of life, let us pray… ~ Hear us O God.


That the sacredness of all life and the rights of all human and all earthly beings may be upheld in the hearts and in the laws of all peoples and nations, let us pray…

~ Hear us O God.


Prayer of Jesus

Our Dear Abba …



Closing Prayer & Blessing

O Holy One, Source, Guide and Goal of all that is, You called and gifted Jesus to live and to proclaim the justice and compassion of your Reign.  You have called and gifted each of us to continue his mission and ministry in a great variety of ways with a wonderful diversity of gifts.  Free us to trust in your Providential care and join you in sharing the abundance so that all may enjoy the freedom and fullness of life.   ~ Amen.


May the Spirit of God + kindle in our hearts a passion for justice and a commitment to the poor.  ~Amen 


Let us bless Adonai.

~Thanks be to God.


 Those who wish may end evening prayer with the Marian Antiphon. 

Queen of the heavens we greet you, Queen of Angels we entreat you,

Fairest flower, heaven’s portal From whom came the Light immortal.

Matchless maiden, God did raise you For the Universe to praise you.

Hear us, O hear us, dear Mother; Show your children Jesus, our brother.


Gracious Queen of the Universe:

~Intercede for us with Christ, your Son.


Let us pray.  O Gracious God, grant to your people lasting health of mind and of body.

Through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary, may we be freed from present sorrow and attain eternal happiness.  We ask this through Christ our Love.  Amen.