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Wed 25th Dec
CW* Christmas Day
Christmas Day=0D=0A=0D=0Ahttp://almanac.oremus.org/2019-12-25=0D=0A=0D=0AGold or White=0D=0A=0D=0APrincipal Feast=0D=0A=0D=0AAny of the following sets of readings may be used on Christmas Night and on Christmas Day. Set III should be used at some service during the celebration.=0D=0APrincipal Service=0D=0AI=0D=0AIsaiah 9.2-7=0D=0APsalm 96=0D=0ATitus 2.11-14=0D=0ALuke 2.1-14[15-20]=0D=0A=0D=0AII=0D=0AIsaiah 62.6-12=0D=0APsalm 97=0D=0ATitus 3.4-7=0D=0ALuke 2.[1-7]8-20=0D=0A=0D=0AIII=0D=0AIsaiah 52.7-10=0D=0APsalm 98=0D=0AHebrews 1.1-4[5-12]=0D=0AJohn 1.1-14=0D=0A=0D=0AThird Service=0D=0AIsaiah 62.1-5=0D=0AMatthew 1.18-25=0D=0AMorning Psalms=0D=0APsalms 110, 117=0D=0A=0D=0ASecond Service=0D=0AIsaiah 65.17-25=0D=0APhilippians 2.5-11 or =0D=0ALuke 2.1-20 if it has not been used at the principal service of the day=0D=0AEvening Psalm=0D=0APsalm 8=0D=0A=0D=0ACollect=0D=0A=0D=0A(Christmas Night)=0D=0A=0D=0AEternal God,=0D=0Awho made this most holy night=0D=0Ato shine with the brightness of your one true light:=0D=0Abring us, who have known the revelation of that light on earth,=0D=0Ato see the radiance of your heavenly glory;=0D=0Athrough Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,=0D=0Awho is alive and reigns with you,=0D=0Ain the unity of the Holy Spirit,=0D=0Aone God, now and for ever.=0D=0A=0D=0A(Christmas Day)=0D=0A=0D=0AAlmighty God,=0D=0Ayou have given us your only-begotten Son=0D=0Ato take our nature upon him=0D=0Aand as at this time to be born of a pure virgin:=0D=0Agrant that we, who have been born again=0D=0Aand made your children by adoption and grace,=0D=0Amay daily be renewed by your Holy Spirit;=0D=0Athrough Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,=0D=0Awho is alive and reigns with you,=0D=0Ain the unity of the Holy Spirit,=0D=0Aone God, now and for ever.=0D=0A=0D=0APost Communion=0D=0A=0D=0A(Christmas Night)=0D=0A=0D=0AGod our Father,=0D=0Ain this night you have made known to us again=0D=0Athe coming of our Lord Jesus Christ:=0D=0Aconfirm our faith and fix our eyes on him=0D=0Auntil the day dawns=0D=0Aand Christ the Morning Star rises in our hearts.=0D=0ATo him be glory both now and for ever.=0D=0A=0D=0A(Christmas Day)=0D=0A=0D=0AGod our Father,=0D=0Awhose Word has come among us=0D=0Ain the Holy Child of Bethlehem:=0D=0Amay the light of faith illumine our hearts=0D=0Aand shine in our words and deeds;=0D=0Athrough him who is Christ the Lord.=0D=0A=0D=0AAdditional Collect=0D=0A=0D=0A(Christmas Night)=0D=0A=0D=0AEternal God,=0D=0Ain the stillness of this night=0D=0Ayou sent your almighty Word=0D=0Ato pierce the world’s darkness with the light of salvation:=0D=0Agive to the earth the peace that we long for=0D=0Aand fill our hearts with the joy of heaven=0D=0Athrough our Saviour, Jesus Christ.=0D=0A=0D=0A(Christmas Day)=0D=0A=0D=0ALord Jesus Christ,=0D=0Ayour birth at Bethlehem=0D=0Adraws us to kneel in wonder at heaven touching earth:=0D=0Aaccept our heartfelt praise=0D=0Aas we worship you,=0D=0Aour Saviour and our eternal God.=0D=0A=0D=0ABCP: Christmas Day=0D=0A=0D=0ABCP Holy Communion=0D=0A=0D=0AIsaiah 9.2-7=0D=0APsalm 98=0D=0AHebrews 1.1-12=0D=0AJohn 1.1-14=0D=0A=0D=0ABCP Collect=0D=0A=0D=0AAlmighty God, who hast given us thy only begotten Son to take our nature upon him, and as at this time to be born of a pure Virgin; Grant that we being regenerate, and made thy children by adoption and grace, may daily be renewed by thy Holy Spirit; through the same our Lord Jesus Christ, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the same Spirit, ever one God, world without end.=0D=0A=0D=0AAnglican Cycle of Prayer=0D=0APray for the Peace of Jerusalem and the People of Bethlehem=0D=0AFalkland Islands (Parish of) (Falkland Islands) Timothy Thornton=0D=0AFalse Bay (Southern Africa) Margaret Brenda Vertue=0D=0AFederal Ministries (The Episcopal Church) Carl Wright=0D=0AFederal Ministries (The Episcopal Church) James Magness=0D=0A=0D=0A