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Collects And Readings

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The Second Sunday of Christmas Year A

Collect One

Almighty God,
who hast poured upon us the new light of thine incarnate Word;
Grant that the same light, enkindled in our hearts,
may shine forth in our lives;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Collect Two

Almighty God,
in the birth of your Son
you have poured on us the new light of your incarnate Word,
and shown us the fullness of your love:
Help us to walk in this light and dwell in his love
that we may know the fullness of his joy;
who is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

The First Reading - Isaiah 41: 21 - 42: 4

The Psalm - Psalm 135

The Second Reading - Colossians 1: 1-14

The Gospel Reading - Matthew 2: 13-23

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Post Communion Prayer

Light eternal,
you have nourished us in the mystery
of the body and blood of your Son:
By your grace keep us ever faithful to your word,
in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord.