A.D. 2020 December 28

Today
Month

The Holy Innocents (Childermas)

Acclamations

Celebrant: For unto us a child is born,
People: Unto us a son is given.

Collects

Almighty God, out of the mouths of children you manifest your truth, and by the death of the Holy Innocents at the hands of evil tyrants you show your strength in our weakness: We ask you to mortify all that is evil within us, and so strengthen us by your grace, that we may glorify your holy Name by the innocence of our lives and the constancy of our faith even unto death; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who died for us and now lives with you and the Holy Spirit, world without end. Amen.

Lessons

Sunday, Holy Day and Commemoration Lectionary — Year B

Daily Office Lectionary

Morning Prayer
Evening Prayer

Prefaces

Because you gave Jesus Christ, your only Son, to be born for us; who, by the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary his mother, was made truly man, yet without the stain of sin, that we might be cleansed from sin and given the right to become your children.

Liturgical Colors

Red

References

The Fourth Day of Christmas

Lessons

Daily Office Lectionary

Morning Prayer
Evening Prayer

Liturgical Colors

White or Gold