Saturday, December 29, 2018

Fifth Day within the Octave of the Nativity of the Lord

Saint Thomas Becket (1118-1170)

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 71 Mutual Obedience
Mass: 1 Jn 2:3-11; Resp Ps 96; Lk 2:22-35

A light to reveal you to the nations and glory for your people Israel.

Living and true God, help us to walk just as you walked by loving our brothers and sisters, so that we remain in the light.

Almighty and invisible God,
who dispersed the darkness of this world
by the coming of your light,
look, we pray, with serene countenance upon us,
that we may acclaim with fitting praise
the greatness of the Nativity of your
Only Begotten Son.
Who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.
(Collect, Mass)

St Thomas Becket, pray for us.

NB. Today's photo from my picture postcard collection. P.P. Rubens, The Descent from the Cross, detail: Simeon in the Temple (1612). The painting hangs in the Cathedral of our Lady at Antwerp, Belgium. 

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