Notable Feast Days this Week:

December 24 - Vigil of Christmas (Christmas Eve)
December 25 - Christmas Day
December 26 - St. Stephen, The First Martyr (Western)
December 27 - St. John, Apostle/ Evangelist (Western)
December 27 - St. Stephen, Proto-Martyr (Eastern) 
December 28 - Holy Innocents (Western)
December 29 - Holy Innocents (Eastern)
December 30 - Anysia, Thessalonica, 304

Revised Common Lectionary

1 Samuel 2:18-20, 26
Psalm 148
Colossians 3:12-17
Luke 2:41-52

Daily Readings

Abbreviated Daily Readings
Liturgical Color - White or Gold

The First Sunday after Christmas Day December 30, 2018 (Year C)

The Word was Made Flesh and Dwelt Among us...

"The dogma of the Incarnation is the most dramatic thing about Christianity, and indeed, the most dramatic thing that ever entered the mind of man; but if you tell people so, they stare at you in bewilderment." —Dorothy Sayers
Christmas Resources
"What shall I say! And how shall I describe this Birth to you? For this wonder fills me with astonishment. The Ancient of Days has become an infant. He Who sits upon the sublime and heavenly Throne, now lies in a manger. And He Who cannot be touched, Who is simple, without complexity, and incorporeal, now lies subject to the hands of men. He Who has broken the bonds of sinners, is now bound by an infant's bands. But He has decreed that ignominy shall become honor, infamy be clothed with glory, and total humiliation the measure of His Goodness." —John Chrysostom
Scripture Readings

Praise the Lord. Praise the Lord from the heavens; praise him in the heights above. Praise him, all his angels; praise him, all his heavenly hosts. Praise him, sun and moon; praise him, all you shining stars. Praise him, you highest heavens and you waters above the skies. Let them praise the name of the Lord, for at his command they were created...

Commentary on Psalm 148
John Paul II

Psalm 148, 1 Samuel 2,
Colossians 3, Luke 2

1 Samuel 2:18-20, 26
The boy Samuel grows in favor with all

Colossians 3:12-17
Clothed in love and gratitude

Luke 2:41-52
The boy Jesus at the Temple
Daily Readings
Revised Common Lectionary

Daily Readings
Book of Common Prayer

Bible in a Year
Practicing Prayer
Almighty God, you have poured upon us the new light of your incarnate Word: Grant that this light, enkindled in our hearts, may shine forth in our lives; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen. -from The Book of Common Prayer
Resources for Daily Prayer
Psalm Spotify Playlist
Singing Psalms and Hymns
Hymn suggestions for the First Sunday after Christmas from 

Free Collection of Christmas Carols (PDF) Edited by Benjamin Bloomfield

All Praise to Thee | Words: Martin Luther / Music: Greg Gilbertson | Leadsheet

Psalm 148 Refrain | from The Emergent Psalter Leadsheet

Psalm 148 Metrical options
Music for Listening
Thematic Art 
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