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The Epiphany

6th January 2018

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The Epiphany

Collect One

O God,
who by the leading of a star
didst manifest thy only-begotten Son to the Gentiles;
Mercifully grant, that we, which know thee now by faith,
may after this life have the fruition of thy glorious Godhead;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Collect Two

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 our Lord.

The First Reading

Isaiah 60: 1–6

The Psalm

Psalm 72: 1–7, 10–14

The Second Reading

Ephesians 3: 1–12

The Gospel Reading

Matthew 2: 1–12

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Post Communion Prayer

Lord God,
the bright splendour whom the nations seek:
May we, who with the wise men
have been drawn by your light,
discern the glory of your presence in your incarnate Son;
who suffered, died, and was buried,
and who is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
now and for ever.

Suggested Hymns

1st Reading Isaiah 60: 1–6
190* Brightest and best of the suns of the morning
125* Hail to the Lord’s anointed
192 How brightly beams the morning star
195* Lord, the light of your love is shining
196* O worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness
199* The people that in darkness walked

Psalm Psalm 72: 1–7, 10–15
250* All hail the power of Jesu’s name
688* Come, bless the Lord, God of our forebears
353* Give to our God immortal praise
125* Hail to the Lord’s anointed
97* Jesus shall reign where’er the sun
166* Joy to the world, the Lord is come!
140 The Lord will come and not be slow

2nd Reading Ephesians 3: 1–12
642* Amazing grace (how sweet the sound!)
562* Blessèd assurance, Jesus is mine
11* Can we by searching find out God
352* Give thanks with a grateful heart
481* God is working his purpose out as year succeeds to year
522* In Christ there is no east or west
103* O Christ the same, through all our story’s pages
73* The day thou gavest, Lord, is ended
112* There is a Redeemer

The Gospel Matthew 2: 1–12
147 Angels from the realms of glory
189* As with gladness men of old
190* Brightest and best of the suns of the morning
152* Come and join the celebration
194* Earth has many a noble city
162* In the bleak mid–winter
170* Love came down at Christmas
196* O worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness
198* The first Nowell the angel did say
600 The wise may bring their learning
201* We three kings of Orient are
202* What child is this, who, laid to rest

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