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Collects And Readings

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The Naming and Circumcision of Jesus Year A

Collect One

Almighty God, who madest thy blessed Son to be circumcised,
and obedient to the law for man;
Grant us the true circumcision of the Spirit;
that, our hearts and all our members being mortified
from all worldly and carnal lusts,
we may in all things obey thy holy will;
through the same thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord.

Collect Two

Almighty God,
whose blessed Son was circumcised
in obedience to the law for our sake
and given the Name that declares your saving love:
Give us grace faithfully to bear his Name,
to worship him in the freedom of the Spirit,
and to proclaim him as the Saviour of the world;
who is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

The First Reading - Numbers 6: 22-27

The Psalm - Psalm 8

The Second Reading - Galatians 4: 4-7

The Gospel Reading - Luke 2: 15-21

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Post Communion Prayer

Eternal God,
whose incarnate Son was given the name of Saviour:
Grant that we who have shared in this sacrament of our salvation
may live out our years
in the power of the name of Jesus Christ our Lord.