First Sunday after Christmas, December 31
The Collect: Almighty God, you have poured upon us the new light of your incarnate Word: Grant that this light, enkindled in our hearts, may shine forth in our lives; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
Old Testament: Isaiah 61:10-62:3 read from the New Revised Standard Version Bible Anglicised
Psalm 147 read from The Episcopal Church Book of Common Prayer
Epistle: Galatians 3:23-25;4:4-7 read from the Revised Standard Version Bible
Gospel: John 1:1-18 read from the God’s Word Bible
Closing Prayer: On January 3 we celebrate the life of William Alfred Passavant Prophetic Witness read from A Great Cloud of Witnesses