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The Christmas Season in the Episcopal Church

Although many folks may take down their Christmas decorations and trees a day or two after Christmas. The Christmas Season has really just begun in the Episcopal Church. In The Episcopal Church, Christmas is a season of twelve days. However, that’s much shortened from the original season of forty days.

According to the Book of Common Prayer (BCP), Christmas Day (December 25) is one of the seven principal feasts. The Christmas season lasts twelve days, from Christmas Day until Jan. 5, the day before the Epiphany. The season includes Christmas Day, the First Sunday after Christmas Day, the Holy Name of Our Lord Jesus Christ, and may include the Second Sunday after Christmas Day. In many parishes, the main liturgical celebrations of Christmas take place on Christmas Eve. St. Pat’s celebrated Christmas on December 24.  There are a variety of resources for use during Christmas, including a form for a Station at a Christmas Crèche, a form for a Christmas Festival of Lessons and Music, and seasonal blessings for use during the Christmas season. Read more

First Sunday after Christmas Day

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 for ever. Amen.

Christmas Lessons & Carols, Sunday, December 30, 2018.
This morning prayer service will be led by David Blethen.