December 27th 2020 - January 3rd 2021: Morning and Evening Prayer
Merciful Lord, cast your bright beams of light upon the Church: that, being enlightened by the teaching of your blessed apostle and evangelist Saint John, we may so walk in the light of your truth that we may at last attain to the light of everlasting life; through Jesus Christ your incarnate Son our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
Churches are not open for private prayer this week; reopening will resume from January 4th, regulations permitting.
SUNDAY 27th December: John the Divine
MORNING PRAYER: Psalm 21; Exodus 33:12-end; I John 2:1-11.
<span style="font-size: 1rem;">EVENING PRAYER: Psalm 97; Isaiah 6:1-8; I John 5:1-12.</span>
MONDAY 28th December<span style="font-size: 1rem;">: Holy Innocents</span>
MORNING PRAYER: Psalm 36; Genesis 37:13-20; Matthew 18:1-10.
EVENING PRAYER: Psalm 128; Isaiah 49:14-25; Mark 10:13-16.
TUESDAY 29th December: (Thomas Beckett, 1170)
MORNING PRAYER: Psalm 19; Isaiah 57:15-end; John 1:1-18.
EVENING PRAYER: Psalm 132; Jonah 1; Colossians 1:1-14.
WEDNESDAY 30th December:
MORNING PRAYER: Psalm 130; 113; Isaiah 59:1-15a; John 1:19-28.
EVENING PRAYER: Psalm 65; Jonah 2; Colossians 1:15-23.
THURSDAY 31st December: (John Wycliff, 1384)
MORNING PRAYER: Psalm 102; Isaiah 59:15b-end; John 1:29-34.
EVENING PRAYER: Psalm 90; Jonah 3 and 4; Colossians 1:24-2:7.
FRIDAY 1st January 2021: The Naming and Circumcision of Christ
MORNING PRAYER: Psalm 103; Genesis 17:1-13; Romans 2:17-end
EVENING PRAYER: Psalm 115; Deuteronomy 30: 11-end; Acts 3:1-16.
SATURDAY 2nd January: (Basil and Nazianzus, 379, 389)
EVENING PRAYER: Psalm 46; Ruth 1; Colossians 2:8-end.
SUNDAY 27th December: Second of Christmas
MORNING PRAYER: Psalm 87; Zechariah 8:1-8; Luke 2:41-end.
EVENING PRAYER: Psalm 135; Isaiah 46:3-end; Romans 12:1-8.