Epiphany

6 January
The Epiphany
Principal Feast

Gold or White

Collect

O God,

who by the leading of a star

didst manifest thy only-begotten Son to the Gentiles:

mercifully grant that we,

who know thee now by faith,

may after this life have the fruition of thy glorious Godhead;

through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord,

who liveth and reigneth with thee,

in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and for ever.

Post Communion

O Lord our God,

the bright splendour whom the nations seek:

grant that we, who with the wise men have been drawn by thy light,

may discern the glory of thy presence in thy Son,

the Word made flesh, Jesus Christ our Lord.

The Baptism of Christ

The First Sunday of Epiphany

Gold or White

Collect

Eternal Father,

who at the baptism of Jesus

didst reveal him to be thy Son,

anointing him with the Holy Spirit:

grant that we, being born again by water and the Spirit,

may be faithful to our calling as thine adopted children;

through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord,

who liveth and reigneth with thee,

in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and for ever.

Post Communion

O Lord of all time and eternity,

who in the baptism of Jesus thy beloved Son

didst open the heavens

and didst reveal thyself as Father:

by the power of thy Spirit

make perfect the heavenly work of our rebirth

through the waters of the new creation;

through Jesus Christ our Lord.

The Second Sunday of Epiphany
White

Collect

Almighty God,

who in Christ makest all things new:

transform the poverty of our nature by the riches of thy grace,

and in the renewal of our lives

make known thy heavenly glory;

through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord,

who liveth and reigneth with thee,

in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and for ever.

Post Communion

God of glory,

as thou dost nourish us with thy Word

who is the bread of life:

fill us with thy Holy Spirit

that through us the light of thy glory

may shine in all the world;

through Jesus Christ our Lord.

The Third Sunday of Epiphany
White

Collect

Almighty God,

whose Son revealed in signs and miracles

the wonder of thy saving presence:

renew thy people with thy heavenly grace,

and in all our weakness

sustain us by thy mighty power;

through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord,

who liveth and reigneth with thee,

in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and for ever.

Post Communion

Almighty God,

whose Son our Saviour Jesus Christ is the light of the world:

grant that thy people,

illumined by thy word and sacraments,

may shine with the radiance of his glory,

that he may be known, worshipped and obeyed

to the ends of the earth,

who liveth and reigneth, now and for ever.

The Fourth Sunday of Epiphany
White

Collect

Almighty God, creator of all things,

who in the beginning

didst command the light to shine out of darkness:

grant that the light of the glorious gospel of Christ

may dispel the darkness of ignorance and unbelief,

shine into the hearts of all thy people,

and reveal the knowledge of thy glory

in the face of Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord,

who liveth and reigneth with thee,

in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and for ever.

Post Communion

Gracious Lord,

by whose mercy we have proclaimed in word and sacrament

the mystery of thy love:

help us so to live our lives

that we may show forth thy wonders in the world;

through Jesus Christ our Saviour.

2 February
The Presentation of Christ in the Temple

Candlemas

Principal Feast

Gold or White

Collect

Almighty and ever-living God,

we humbly beseech thy majesty,

that, as thy only-begotten Son

was this day presented in the Temple,

in substance of our flesh,

so we may be presented unto thee

with pure and clean hearts,

by thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord,

who liveth and reigneth with thee,

in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and for ever.

Post Communion

O Lord,

who didst fulfil the hope of Simeon and Anna

that they might live to greet the coming of the Messiah:

grant that we, who have received these inexpressible gifts,

may be prepared to meet Christ Jesus when he shall come

to bring us to eternal life;

for he liveth and reigneth, now and for ever.