The Feast of the Nativity
December 25

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The Revised Common Lectionary provides three sets of readings for the Feast of the Nativity. If you know which one you want, click here to jump to the appropriate menu:

Proper I

Proper II

Proper III

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Proper I for the Feast of the Nativity

Scripture Lections* (paraphrased)

Isaiah 9: 2-7
Psalm 96
Titus 2: 11-14
Luke 2: 1-14, (15-20)

Prayers

Eucharistic Preface
Short Preface
Prayer of Thanksgiving
Declaration of Grace / Absolution
Commission & Benediction

Sermons
1. "From little things, big things grow." (Luke)
2. A Homily from St Gregory Nazianzus for the Feast of the Nativity
3. A Homily from St Leo the Great for the Feast of the Nativity
4. The Nativity Sermon of St John Chrysostom
5. A Nativity Sermon from St Ephraim the Syrian
6. The Light Shines
7. Today!
8. Peace on Earth
9. The Emmanuel Scandal
10. Christmas Lights
11. Human Becoming
12. The Gospel in a Feed Trough





Proper II for the Feast of the Nativity

Scripture Lections* (paraphrased)

Isaiah 62: 6-12
Psalm 97
Titus 3: 4-7
Luke 2: (1-7) 8-20

Prayers

Eucharistic Preface
Short Preface
Prayer of Thanksgiving
Declaration of Grace / Absolution
Commission & Benediction

Sermons
1. "From little things, big things grow." (Luke)
2. A Homily from St Gregory Nazianzus for the Feast of the Nativity
3. A Homily from St Leo the Great for the Feast of the Nativity
4. The Nativity Sermon of St John Chrysostom
5. A Nativity Sermon from St Ephraim the Syrian
6. Today!
7. Peace on Earth
8. The Emmanuel Scandal
9. Christmas Lights
10. Human Becoming
11. The Gospel in a Feed Trough

 



Proper III for theFeast of the Nativity

Scripture Lections* (paraphrased)

Isaiah 52: 7-10
Psalm 98
Hebrews 1: 1-4, (5-12)
John 1: 1-14

Prayers

Eucharistic Preface
Short Preface
Prayer of Thanksgiving
Declaration of Grace / Absolution
Commission & Benediction

Sermons
1. A Homily from St Gregory Nazianzus for the Feast of the Nativity
2. A Homily from St Leo the Great for the Feast of the Nativity
3. The Nativity Sermon of St John Chrysostom
4. A Nativity Sermon from St Ephraim the Syrian
5. The Light Shines
6. Today!
7. Light in the Darkness
8. The Emmanuel Scandal
9. Christmas Lights
10. May the Word be with you
11. Human Becoming
12. The Gospel in a Feed Trough

* Lections from The Revised Common Lectionary. Copyright 1992 by the Consultation on Common Texts (CCT) P.O. Box 340003, Room 381, Nashville, TN 37203-0003, USA. Used with Permission.