CW* or Christmas 2
The Naming and Circumcision of Jesus may be observed on either Sunday 1 January or Monday 2 January.
If the Naming and Circumcision is observed on Monday 2 January:
The Second Sunday of Christmas
Gospel at Holy Communion:
(or) Evening Prayer on the Eve of the Naming and Circumcision
who wonderfully created us in your own image
and yet more wonderfully restored us
through your Son Jesus Christ:
grant that, as he came to share in our humanity,
so we may share the life of his divinity;
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.
whose blessed Son shared at Nazareth the life of an earthly home:
help your Church to live as one family,
united in love and obedience,
and bring us all at last to our home in heaven;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
This provision is not used on weekdays after 5 January.
God in Trinity,
eternal unity of perfect love:
gather the nations to be one family,
and draw us into your holy life
through the birth of Emmanuel,
our Lord Jesus Christ.
BCP: The Sunday after Christmas
BCP Holy Communion
Almighty God, who hast given us thy only-begotten Son to take our nature upon him, and as at this time to be born of a pure Virgin: Grant that we being regenerate, and made thy children by adoption and grace, may daily be renewed by thy Holy Spirit; through the same our Lord Jesus Christ, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the same Spirit, ever one God, world without end.