Put on, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved,
heartfelt compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience,
bearing with one another and forgiving one another,
if one has a grievance against another;
as the Lord has forgiven you, so must you also do.
And over all these put on love,
that is, the bond of perfection.
And let the peace of Christ control your hearts,
the peace into which you were also called in one body.
And be thankful.
"Jesus, blest light of heaven and highest hope of earth...
Grant that we may be able to reproduce in our family life
the grace of every virtue with which Your home abounded."
Hymn for Vespers for the Feast of the Holy Family