Today the church is joined to her heavenly spouse, for Christ washed her in the River Jordan; the magi hasten with gifts to this royal wedding feast; and the guests rejoice in the water that is made wine. Alleluia!
By three mysteries is this day we celebrate adorned: Today the star led the magi to the crib; today wine is made from water at the wedding feast; today Christ wanted to be baptized by John in the Jordan to save us all. Alleluia!
An astounding mystery is proclaimed today: two natures are made anew. The Divine becomes human: what God was, God remains; what God was not, God takes on, suffering neither confusion nor division. Alleluia!