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Christmas

Sentence I bring you good news of a great joy which will come to all the people; for to you is born this day a Saviour, Christ the Lord. (Luke 2:10-11)
   
Collect (At Midnight)
O God, you have caused this holy night to shine with the brightness of the true Light: Grant that we, who have known the mystery of that Light on earth, may also enjoy him perfectly in heaven; where with you and the Holy Spirit he lives and reigns, one God, in glory everlasting. Amen.

(In the Early Morning)
O God, you make us glad by the yearly festival of the birth of your only Son Jesus Christ: Grant that we, who joyfully receive him as our Redeemer, may with sure confidence behold him when he comes to be our Judge; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

(During the Day)
Almighty God, you have given your only-begotten Son to take our nature upon him, and to be born (this day) 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 you and the Holy Spirit; through our Lord Jesus Christ, to whom with you and the same Spirit be honour and glory, now and for ever. Amen.
   
Old Testament/
First Reading
Midnight:
Isaiah 9:2-7

Early Morning:
Isaiah 62:6-12

During the Day:
Isaiah 52:7-10
   
Psalm Midnight:
Psalm 96

Early Morning:
Psalm 97

During the Day:
Psalm 98
   
Epistle/
Second Reading
Midnight:
Titus 2:11-14

Early Morning:
Titus 3:4-7

During the Day:
Hebrews 1:1-4 (5-12)
   
Gospel Midnight
Luke 2:1-14(15-20)

Early Morning:
Luke 2:(1-7)8-20

During the Day: John 1:1-14
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