CW* Holy Innocents

The Holy Innocents


Principal Service
Jeremiah 31.15-17
Psalm 124
1 Corinthians 1.26-29
Matthew 2.13-18

Third Service
Baruch 4.21-27 or
Genesis 37.13-20
Matthew 18.1-10
Morning Psalms
Psalms 36, 146

Second Service
Isaiah 49.14-25
Mark 10.13-16
Evening Psalms
Psalms 123, 128


Heavenly Father,
whose children suffered at the hands of Herod,
though they had done no wrong:
by the suffering of your Son
and by the innocence of our lives
frustrate all evil designs
and establish your reign of justice and peace;
through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

Post Communion

Lord Jesus Christ,
in your humility you have stooped to share our human life
with the most defenceless of your children:
may we who have received these gifts of your passion
rejoice in celebrating the witness of the Holy Innocents
to the purity of your sacrifice
made once for all upon the cross;
for you are alive and reign, now and for ever.

BCP: The Innocents’ Day

BCP Holy Communion

Jeremiah 31.10-17
Psalm 123
BCP Collect

O Almighty God, who out of the mouths of babes and sucklings hast ordained strength, and madest infants to glorify thee by their deaths; Mortify and kill all vices in us, and so strengthen us by thy grace, that by the innocency of our lives, and constancy of our faith, even unto death, we may glorify thy holy Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord.


Dec 28 2022


12:00 am - 12:00 am