A.D. 2021 December 26

Today
Month

Saint Stephen, First Martyr

Collects

Grant, O Lord, that in all our sufferings here upon earth, for the testimony of thy truth, we may steadfastly look up to heaven, and by faith behold the glory that shall be revealed; and, being filled with the Holy Ghost, may learn to love and bless our persecutors by the example of thy first martyr, Saint Stephen, who prayed for his murderers to thee, O blessed Jesus, who standest at the right hand of God to succour all those that suffer for thee, our only mediator and advocate. Amen.

and

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. Amen.

Lessons

Epistles and Gospels

Table of Lessons

Morning Prayer
Evening Prayer

Alternative Table of Lessons (1961) — Year II

Morning Prayer
Evening Prayer

Liturgical Colours

Red

References

The Sunday after Christmas Day

Collects

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. Amen.

Lessons

Epistles and Gospels

Table of Lessons

Morning Prayer
Evening Prayer

Alternative Table of Lessons (1961) — Year II

Morning Prayer
Evening Prayer

Liturgical Colours

White or Gold

References

The Second Day of Christmas

Collects

Grant, O Lord, that in all our sufferings here upon earth, for the testimony of thy truth, we may steadfastly look up to heaven, and by faith behold the glory that shall be revealed; and, being filled with the Holy Ghost, may learn to love and bless our persecutors by the example of thy first martyr, Saint Stephen, who prayed for his murderers to thee, O blessed Jesus, who standest at the right hand of God to succour all those that suffer for thee, our only mediator and advocate. Amen.

and

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. Amen.

Lessons

Epistles and Gospels

Table of Lessons

Morning Prayer
Evening Prayer

Alternative Table of Lessons (1961) — Year II

Morning Prayer
Evening Prayer

Liturgical Colours

White or Gold