The Collect: O God, who wonderfully created, and yet more wonderfully restored, the dignity of human nature: Grant that we may share the divine life of him who humbled himself to share our humanity, your Son Jesus Christ; who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
Old Testament: Jeremiah 31:7-14 read from the Douay-Rheims Bible
Psalm 84 read from The Episcopal Church Book of Common Prayer
Epistle: Ephesians 1:3-6,15-19a read from the English Standard Version Bible Anglicized
Gospel: Matthew 2:13-15,19-23 or Luke 2:41-52 or Matthew 2:1-12 all will be read from the New Revised Standard Version Bible Anglicized
Matthew 2: 13-15, 19-23
Closing Prayer: On January 4 we celebrate the life of Elizabeth Seton, Founder of the American Sisters of Charity. Read from A Great Cloud of Witnesses.