Sunday 6th January 2019: Epiphany

The feast of the Epiphany marks the occasion when the Wise Men from the east came to see Jesus, following their star. It is celebrated as the Revelation of God’s Aninted to the Gentiles.

Today’s Services:

9 am Holy Communion at St Giles, Farlow

10:30 am Holy Communion at St John the Baptist, Middleton Scriven

4:30 pm Evensong (BCP) at St Mary, Stottesdon

Readings:

Isaiah 60:1-6 – ‘They shall bring gold and frankincense’

Ephesians 3:1-12 – ‘The gentiles have become fellow-heirs’

Matthew 2:1-12 – The visit of the wise men

Psalm 72:10-15

10 The kings of Tarshish and of the isles hall pay tribute : the kings of Sheba and Seba shall bring gifts.

11 All kings shall fall down before him : all nations shall do him service.

12 For he shall deliver the poor that cry out : the needy and those who have no helper.

13 He shall have pity on the weak and poor : he shall preserve the lives of the needy.

14 He shall redeem their lives from oppression and violence : and dear shall their blood be in his sight.

15 Long may he live; unto him may be given gold from Sheba : may prayer be made for him continually and may they bless him all the day long.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit: as it was in the beginning is now and shall be for ever. Amen.

Collect for the Day

O God, who by the leading of a star manifested your only Son to the peoples of the earth: mercifully grant that we, who know you now by faith, may at last behold your glory face to face; 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. Amen.


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