Old Testament, Epistle and Gospel will be read from The New Revised Standard Version bible.
The Collect and Psalm will be read from The Episcopal Church Book of Common Prayer.
The Collect: O God, you make us glad by the yearly festival of the birth of your only Son Jesus Christ: Grant that we, who joyfully receive him as our Redeemer, may with sure confidence behold him when he comes to be our Judge; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.Amen.
Old Testament: Isaiah 52:7-10
Psalm: Psalm 98
Epistle: Hebrews 1:1-4 (5-12)
Gospel: John 1:1-14
On December 31 we celebrate the life of Samuel Ajayi (A-jih-ee) Crowther, Bishop in the Niger Territories. Read from A Great Cloud of Witnesses.