Second Sunday after Christmas-day.
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. Amen.
the Epistle. Isaiah
lxi. 1. -
Matt. ii. 19. -
Change the third Collect as below.
O MERCIFUL God, who hast made all men,
and hatest nothing that thou hast made, nor desirest the death of
a sinner, but rather that he should be converted and live; Have mercy
upon all who know thee not as thou art revealed in the Gospel of thy
Son. Take from them all ignorance, hardness of heart, and contempt
of thy Word; and so fetch them home, blessed Lord, to thy fold, that
they may be made one flock under one shepherd, Jesus Christ our Lord,
who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, world
without end. Amen.
To follow the Gospel, for the Feast of the Dedication of a Church
ALMIGHTY God, who hast committed to the hands of men the ministry
of reconciliation; We humbly ‘beseech thee by the inspiration
of thy Holy Spirit to put it into the hearts of many to offer themselves
for this ministry, that thereby mankind may be drawn to thy blessed
kingdom; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
the Epistle. Acts
xiii. 44. -
Luke iv. 16. -
God, we humbly beseech thee favourably to behold these thy servants
now (about to be) joined in wedlock according to thy holy ordinance;
and grant that they, seeking first thy kingdom and righteousness,
may obtain the manifold blessings of thy grace; through Jesus Christ
our Lord. Amen.
Matt. xix. 4. -