First Sunday after Christmas, December 29

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 International Version Bible

Psalm 147 read from The Episcopal Church Book of Common Prayer

Epistle: Galatians 3:23-25;4:4-7 read from the New Living Translation Bible

Gospel: John 1:1-18 read from the New Revised Standard Version Bible

Closing Prayer: On December 31st we remember Samuel Ajayi Crowther Bishop in the Niger Territories. Read from A Great Cloud of Witnesses.

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