The Baptism of Our Lord


Old Testament Reading: Isaiah 43:1–7
Epistle: Romans 6:1–11
Holy Gospel: Luke 3:15–22

Collect of the Day 
Father in heaven, at the Baptism of Jesus in the Jordan River You proclaimed Him Your beloved Son and anointed Him with the Holy Spirit. Make all who are baptized in His name faithful in their calling as Your children and inheritors with Him of everlasting life; through the same Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.


The Epiphany of Our Lord

Old Testament Reading: Isaiah 60:1–6
Epistle: Ephesians 3:1–12
Holy Gospel: Matthew 2:1–12

Collect of the Day 
O God, by the leading of a star You made known Your only-begotten Son to the Gentiles. Lead us, who know You by faith, to enjoy in heaven the fullness of Your divine presence; through the same Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.


The First Sunday after Christmas

Old Testament Reading: Exodus 13:1–3a, 11–15
Epistle: Colossians 3:12–17
Holy Gospel: Luke 2:22–40

Collect of the Day 
O God, our Maker and Redeemer, You wonderfully created us and in the incarnation of Your Son yet more wondrously restored our human nature. Grant that we may ever be alive in Him who made Himself to be like us; through Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.


The Fourth Sunday in Advent

Old Testament Reading: Micah 5:2–5a
Epistle: Hebrews 10:5–10
Holy Gospel: Luke 1:39–56

Collect of the Day 
Stir up Your power, O Lord, and come and help us by Your might, that the sins which weigh us down may be quickly lifted by Your grace and mercy; for You live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

The Third Sunday in Advent

Old Testament: Zephaniah 3:14–20
Epistle: Philippians 4:4–7
Holy Gospel: Luke 7:18–28

Collect of the Day 
Lord Jesus Christ, we implore You to hear our prayers and to lighten the darkness of our hearts by Your gracious visitation; for You live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

The First Sunday in Advent

Old Testament Reading: Jeremiah 33:14–16
Epistle: 1 Thessalonians 3:9–13
Holy Gospel: Luke 19:28–40

Collect of the Day 
Stir up Your power, O Lord, and come, that by Your protection we may be rescued from the threatening perils of our sins and saved by Your mighty deliverance; for You live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.


The Last Sunday of the Church Year

Old Testament Reading: Daniel 7:9–10, 13–14
Epistle: Revelations 1:4b–8
Holy Gospel Reading: John 18:33–37

Collect of the Day 
Lord Jesus Christ, so govern our hearts and minds by Your Holy Spirit that, ever mindful of Your glorious return, we may persevere in both faith and holiness of living; for You live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.


The Twenty-Fifth Sunday after Pentecost

Old Testament Reading: 1 Kings 17:8–16
Epistle: Hebrews 9:24–28
Holy Gospel: Mark 12:38–44

Collect of the Day 
Almighty and ever-living God, You have given exceedingly great and precious promises to those who trust in You. Grant us so firmly to believe in Your Son Jesus that our faith may never be found wanting; through the same Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.


All Saints' Day

First Reading: Revelation 7:9–17
Epistle: 1 John 3:1–3
Holy Gospel: Matthew 5:1–12

Collect of the Day 
Almighty and everlasting God, You knit together Your faithful people of all times and places into one holy communion, the mystical body of Your Son, Jesus Christ. Grant us so to follow Your blessed saints in all virtuous and godly living that, together with them, we may come to the unspeakable joys You have prepared for those who love You; through Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.


The Twenty-Second Sunday after Pentecost

Old Testament Reading: Ecclesiastes 5:10–20
Epistle: Hebrews 4:1–13
Holy Gospel: Mark 10:23–31

Collect of the Day 
O God, Your divine wisdom sets in order all things in heaven and on earth. Put away from us all things hurtful and give us those things that are beneficial for us; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.