Saturday, January 07, 2012
Rise Up...Your Light Has Come...! Mass of the Epiphany
Christmas is still with us as we celebrated the Epiphany tonight at mass with the usual reading from Isaiah, which never fails to lift me up. My six year old daughter sang Hosanna in the Highest at full throttle. Embarrassing, but beautiful at the same time. She has a very loud glass breaking soprano voice.
Rise up in splendor, Jerusalem! Your light has come,
the glory of the Lord shines upon you.
See, darkness covers the earth,
and thick clouds cover the peoples;
but upon you the LORD shines,
and over you appears his glory.
Nations shall walk by your light,
and kings by your shining radiance.
Raise your eyes and look about;
they all gather and come to you:
your sons come from afar,
and your daughters in the arms of their nurses.
Then you shall be radiant at what you see,
your heart shall throb and overflow,
for the riches of the sea shall be emptied out before you,
the wealth of nations shall be brought to you.
Caravans of camels shall fill you,
dromedaries from Midian and Ephah;
all from Sheba shall come
bearing gold and frankincense,
and proclaiming the praises of the LORD. ~Is 60:1-6