Common Worship texts

    The Second Sunday of Christmas
         

 

  When the Festival of the Naming and Circumcision of Jesus, falling on a Sunday, is transferred to Monday 2 January, the Sunday is kept as the Second Sunday of Christmas but the provision for the First Sunday of Christmas is used.
     
    Year A Year B Year C
         
Principal
Service
(Readings   
for Years 
A, B, C are
the same)
  Jeremiah 31.7-14
Psalm 147.13-21
Ephesians 1.3-14
John 1.[1-9]10-18
Jeremiah 31.7-14
Psalm 147.13-21
Ephesians 1.3-14
John 1.[1-9]10-18
Jeremiah 31.7-14
Psalm 147.13-21
Ephesians 1.3-14
John 1.[1-9]10-18
   
(or) 
(or)
(or)
         
    Ecclesiasticus 24.1-12
Canticle: Wisdom of
Solomon 10.15-21
Ephesians 1.3-14
John 1.[1-9]10-18
Ecclesiasticus 24.1-12
Canticle: Wisdom of 
Solomon 10.15-21
Ephesians 1.3-14 
John 1.[1-9]10-18
Ecclesiasticus 24.1-12
Canticle: Wisdom of
Solomon 10.15-21
Ephesians 1.3-14
John 1.[1-9]10-18
         
Second
Service
 
  Psalm 135*
Isaiah 41.21 - 42.4
Colossians 1.1-14
Gospel at Holy Communion:
Matthew 2.13-23
Psalm 135*
Isaiah 46.3-13
Romans 12.1-8
Gospel at Holy Communion:
Matthew 2.13-23
Psalm 135*
1 Samuel 1.20-28
1 John 4.7-16
Gospel at Holy Communion:
Matthew 2.13-23
         
Third
Service 
  Psalm 87
Jeremiah 31.15-17
2 Corinthians 1.3-12
Psalm 87
Zechariah 8.1-8
Luke 2.41-52
Psalm 87
Isaiah 12
1 Thessalonians 2.1-8