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Alternative for the Eve of the Baptism of Christ (text not shown)
Titus 2. 11-14; 3. 4-7
Collect 19 (Text shown)
Post Communion Prayer20 (Text shown)
Principle Service (Text shown)
Isaiah 43. 1-7
Acts 8. 14-17
Luke 3. 15-17, 21-22
Second Service (Text not shown)
Psalm 46; 47
Isaiah 55. 1-11
Romans 6. 1-11
If the Second Service is a Eucharist, the Gospel is:
Mark 1. 4-11
Third Service (Text not shown)
Psalm 89. 19-29
Isaiah 42. 1-9
Acts 19. 1-7
1984 (Text not shown)
1984 Prayer Book
Lord, we beseech thee to keep thy Church and household continually in thy true religion; that those who lean only upon the hope of thy heavenly grace may evermore be defended by thy mighty power; through Jesus Christ our Lord.
who at the baptism of Jesus
revealed him to be your Son,
anointing him with the Holy Spirit:
grant that we who are born again by water and the Spirit
may rejoice to be called your children;
through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.
Post Communion Prayer 20
Refreshed by these holy gifts, Lord God,
we seek your mercy:
that by listening faithfully to your only Son,
and being obedient to the prompting of the Spirit,
we may be your children in name and in truth
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Isaiah 43. 1-7
But now thus says the Lord, he who created you, O Jacob, he who formed you, O Israel: Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you. For I am the Lord your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Saviour. I give Egypt as your ransom, Ethiopia and Seba in exchange for you. Because you are precious in my sight, and honoured, and I love you, I give people in return for you, nations in exchange for your life. Do not fear, for I am with you; I will bring your offspring from the east, and from the west I will gather you; I will say to the north, ‘Give them up’, and to the south, ‘Do not withhold; bring my sons from far away and my daughters from the end of the earth – everyone who is called by my name, whom I created for my glory, whom I formed and made.’
Ascribe to the Lord, O heavenly beings, ascribe to the Lord glory and strength.
Ascribe to the Lord the glory of his name; worship the Lord in holy splendour.
The voice of the Lord is over the waters; the God of glory thunders, the Lord, over mighty waters. The voice of the Lord is powerful; the voice of the Lord is full of majesty.
The voice of the Lord breaks the cedars; the Lord breaks the cedars of Lebanon. He makes Lebanon skip like a calf, and Sirion like a young wild ox.
The voice of the Lord flashes forth flames of fire. The voice of the Lord shakes the wilderness; the Lord shakes the wilderness of Kadesh.
The voice of the Lord causes the oaks to whirl, and strips the forest bare; and in his temple all say, ‘Glory!’
The Lord sits enthroned over the flood; the Lord sits enthroned as king for ever. May the Lord give strength to his people! May the Lord bless his people with peace!
Ascribe to the Lord, you / powers of / heaven :
ascribe to the / Lord / glory and / strength.
Ascribe to the Lord the honour / due to his / name :
worship the / Lord • in the / beauty of / holiness.
The voice of the Lord is upon the waters;
the God of / glory / thunders :
the Lord is up/on the / mighty / waters.
The voice of the Lord is mighty in / oper/ation :
the voice of the Lord / is a / glorious / voice.
The voice of the Lord / breaks the / cedar trees :
the Lord / breaks the / cedars of / Lebanon;
He makes Lebanon / skip like a / calf :
and Sirion / like a / young wild / ox.
The voice of the Lord splits the flash of lightning;
the voice of the Lord / shakes the / wilderness :
the Lord / shakes the / wilderness of / Kadesh.
The voice of the Lord makes the oak trees writhe
and strips the / forests / bare :
in his / temple / all cry, / ‘Glory!’
The Lord sits enthroned a/bove the / water flood :
the Lord sits enthroned as / king for / ever/more.
The Lord shall give / strength to his / people :
the Lord shall give his / people the / blessing of / peace.
Acts 8. 14-17
Now when the apostles at Jerusalem heard that Samaria had accepted the word of God, they sent Peter and John to them. The two went down and prayed for them that they might receive the Holy Spirit(for as yet the Spirit had not come upon any of them; they had only been baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus).Then Peter and John laid their hands on them, and they received the Holy Spirit.
Luke 3. 15-17, 21-22
As the people were filled with expectation, and all were questioning in their hearts concerning John, whether he might be the Messiah, John answered all of them by saying, ‘I baptize you with water; but one who is more powerful than I is coming; I am not worthy to untie the thong of his sandals. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.His winnowing-fork is in his hand, to clear his threshing-floor and to gather the wheat into his granary; but the chaff he will burn with unquenchable fire.’
Now when all the people were baptized, and when Jesus also had been baptized and was praying, the heaven was opened,and the Holy Spirit descended upon him in bodily form like a dove. And a voice came from heaven, ‘You are my Son, the Beloved; with you I am well pleased.’