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The Sunday After Christmas Day

The collect for today, the Sunday after Christmas Day, from The Book of Common Prayer [1] (Canadian, 1962):

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. Amen.

The Epistle: Galatians 4:1-7 [2]
The Gospel: St Matthew 1:18-25 [3]

Domenico Guidi, The Dream of St. Joseph [4]Artwork: Domenico Guidi, The Dream of St. Joseph, 1686. Marble, Santa Maria della Vittoria [5], Rome.