and found Mary and Joseph and the Infant lying in a manger.
Who were pleased to give us the
shining example of the Holy Family,
graciously grant that we may imitate them
in practicing the virtues of family life
and in the bonds of charity, and so,
in the joy of your house,
delight one day in eternal rewards.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
Who lives and reigns with You in the unity
of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.
they were astonished, and his mother said to him,
“Son, why have you done this to us?
Your father and I have been looking (ἐζητοῦμέν, ezetoumen) for you with great anxiety (ὀδυνώμενοι, odunomenoi).”
“And He [Jesus] said to them,
“Why were you looking (ἐζητεῖτέ, ezeteite) for Me?
Did you not know that I must be in my Father's house (ὅτι ἐν τοῖς τοῦ πατρός μου δεῖ εἶναί με)?”
But they did not understand (οὐ συνῆκαν ou sunekav) what he said to them (Luke 2:48-50)”