Collects, Epistles, and
The Second Sunday after Christmas Day.
for Sunday, here for the vigil.
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.
THE Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me; because the LORD hath
anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent
me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives,
and the opening of the prison to them that are bound; to proclaim
the acceptable year of the LORD, and the day of vengeance of
our God; to comfort all that mourn; to appoint unto them that
mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of
joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness;
that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting
of the LORD, that he might be glorified.
WHEN Herod was dead, behold, an angel of the Lord appeareth in a dream to Joseph in Egypt, saying, Arise, and take the young child and his mother, and go into the land of Israel: for they are dead which sought the young child's life. And he arose, and took the young child and his mother, and came into the land of Israel. But when he heard that Archelaus did reign in Judaea in the room of his father Herod, he was afraid to go thither: notwithstanding, being warned of God in a dream, he turned aside into the parts of Galilee: and he came and dwelt in a city called Nazareth: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophets, He shall be called a Nazarene.
I know a Rose-tree springing - Rosa mystica 17
A great and mighty wonder - Rosa mystica 18
Of the Father's love begotten- Divinum Mysterium 20
The first Nowell - The First Nowell 30
He whom joyous shepherds praised - Quem Pastores 35
Brightest and best of the stars - Morning Star 46
What star is this, with beams so bright - Puer Nobis 47
Earth has many a noble city - Stuttgart 48
We three kings of Orient are - Three Kings of Orient 51
Sing of Mary, pure and lowly - Pleading Saviour 117
Let all mortal flesh keep silence - Picardy 197
Hosanna to the living Lord - Hosanna 318
Joy to the world - Richmond 319
Joy to the world - Antioch 775
The Lord is come! On Syrian soil - Jordan 327
How bright appears the Morning Star - Frankfort 329
When Jesus left his Father's throne - Kingsfold 331
Fairest Lord Jesus - Fairest Lord Jesus 346
Fairest Lord Jesus - St. Elizabeth 346
Lead, Kindly Light-Sandon 430
Lead, Kindly Light- Lux Benigna 430