June 24, 2020 all-day

The Birth of John the Baptist


Principal Service
Isaiah 40.1-11
Psalm 85.7-13
Acts 13.14b-26 or
Galatians 3.23-29
Luke 1.57-66,80

Third Service
Ecclesiasticus 48.1-10 or
Malachi 3.1-6
Luke 3.1-17
Morning Psalms
Psalms 50, 149

Second Service
Malachi 4
Matthew 11.2-19
Evening Psalms
Psalms 80, 82


Almighty God,
by whose providence your servant John the Baptist
was wonderfully born,
and sent to prepare the way of your Son our Saviour
by the preaching of repentance:
lead us to repent according to his preaching
and, after his example,
constantly to speak the truth, boldly to rebuke vice,
and patiently to suffer for the truth’s sake;
through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

Post Communion

Merciful Lord,
whose prophet John the Baptist
proclaimed your Son as the Lamb of God
who takes away the sin of the world:
grant that we who in this sacrament
have known your forgiveness and your life-giving love
may ever tell of your mercy and your peace;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.