Merry Christmas

Tuesday, December 25, 2012 — Christmas

Christmas Day

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Today’s Readings for the Daily Office (Book of Common Prayer, p. 940)

Psalms 2, 85 (morning) // 110:1-5(6-7), 132 (evening)

Zechariah 2:10-13

1 John 4:7-16

John 3:31-36

At this feast of the nativity

let each person wreathe the door of his heart

so that the Holy Spirit may delight in that door,

enter in and take up residence there;

then by the spirit we will be made holy.

Ephrem of Syria

quoted in Robert Atwell, Celebrating the Seasons, Canterbury Press, Norwich, 1999, p. 43

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