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Collects And Readings

Christmas Day


The Nativity of our Lord (Night)

Collect One

O God,
who madest this most holy night
to shine with the brightness of his coming,
who is the light of the world;
Grant that we who on earth hail the brightness of his appearing
may rejoice hereafter in the light of his heavenly glory;
who with thee and the Holy Spirit,
liveth and reigneth, one God, now and for ever.

Collect Two

Eternal God,
who made this most holy night
to shine with the brightness of your one true light:
Bring us, who have known the revelation
of that light on earth,
to see the radiance of your heavenly glory;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Post Communion Prayer

God our Father,
in this night you have made known to us again
the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ:
Confirm our faith and fix our eyes on him
until the day dawns
and Christ the Morning Star rises in our hearts.
To him be glory both now and for ever.


The Nativity of our Lord (Day)

Collect One

Almighty 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.

Collect Two

Almighty God,
you have given us your only-begotten Son
to take our nature upon him
and as at this time to be born of a pure virgin:
Grant that we, who have been born again
and made your children by adoption and grace,
may daily be renewed by your Holy Spirit;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Post Communion Prayer

God our Father,
whose Word has come among us
in the Holy Child of Bethlehem:
May the light of faith illumine our hearts
and shine in our words and deeds;
through him who is Christ the Lord.


Set I:

The First Reading - Isaiah 9: 2-7

The Psalm - Psalm 96

The Second Reading - Titus 2: 11-14

The Gospel Reading - Luke 2: 1-14, 15-20

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Set II:

The First Reading - Isaiah 62: 6-12

The Psalm - Psalm 97

The Second Reading - Titus 3: 4-7

The Gospel Reading - Luke 2:1-7, 8-20

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Set III:

The First Reading - Isaiah 52:7-10

The Psalm - Psalm 98

The Second Reading - Hebrews 1: 1-4, [5-12]

The Gospel Reading - John 1: 1-14, [15-18]

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