December 25, 2016 all-day

Christmas Day


Gold or White

Principal Feast
Any of the following sets of readings may be used on Christmas Night and on Christmas Day. Set III should be used at some service during the celebration.
Principal Service
Isaiah 9.2-7
Psalm 96
Titus 2.11-14
Luke 2.1-14[15-20]

Isaiah 62.6-12
Psalm 97
Titus 3.4-7
Luke 2.[1-7]8-20

Isaiah 52.7-10
Psalm 98
Hebrews 1.1-4[5-12]
John 1.1-14

Third Service
Isaiah 62.1-5
Matthew 1.18-25
Morning Psalms
Psalms 110, 117

Second Service
Isaiah 65.17-25
Philippians 2.5-11 or
Luke 2.1-20 if it has not been used at the principal service of the day
Evening Psalm
Psalm 8

BCP Collect

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.