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The Old Testament, New Testament and Gospel will be read from New Revised Standard Bible Anglicized
The Collect and Psalm will be read from The Episcopal Church Book of Common Prayer.
The Collect: Eternal Father, you gave to your incarnate Son the holy name of Jesus to be the sign of our salvation: Plant in every heart, we pray, the love of him who is the Savior of the world, our Lord Jesus Christ; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, in glory everlasting. Amen.
Old Testament: Numbers 6:22-27
Psalm: Psalm 8
Epistle: Galatians 4:4-7 or Philippians 2:5-11
Gospel: Luke 2:15-21
Closing Prayer: On January 3 we celebrate the life of William Passavant, Prophetic Witness. Read from A Great Cloud of Witnesses.