The Innocents’ Day.
O ALMIGHTY God, who out of the mouths of babes and sucklings hast ordained strength, and madest infants to glorify thee by their deaths; Mortify and kill all vices in us, and so strengthen us by thy grace, that by the innocency of our lives, and constancy of our faith even unto death, we may glorify thy holy Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
[Then shall follow the Collect of the Nativity, which shall be said continually unto New-year’s Eve.]
Epistle Reading: Revelation 14.1-5
Gospel Reading: St. Matthew 2.13-18
For a short meditation on this day see my post at: http://mphilliber.blogspot.com/2011/12/rachel-weeping.html
Primus Pilus II