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December 2019

Daily Readings Thursday 26th December 2019 – St Stephen’s Day

Dec 26
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
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Thursday 26 December 2019 Saint Stephen, the first Martyr - Feast  Liturgical Colour: Red. Entrance Antiphon: The gates of heaven were opened for blessed Stephen, who was found to be first among the number of the Martyrs and therefore is crowned triumphant in heaven. Collect: Grant, Lord, we pray, that we may imitate what we worship, and so learn to love even our enemies, for we celebrate the heavenly birthday of a man who knew how to pray even for his…

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Daily Readings Friday 27th December 2019

Dec 27
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
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Friday 27 December 2019 Saint John, Apostle, Evangelist - Feast  Liturgical Colour: White. Entrance Antiphon: This is John, who reclined on the Lord’s breast at supper, the blessed Apostle, to whom celestial secrets were revealed and who spread the words of life through all the world. or: Cf. Sir 15: 5 In the midst of the Church he opened his mouth, and the Lord filled him with the spirit of wisdom and understanding and clothed him in a robe of glory.…

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Daily Readings Saturday 28th December 2019

Dec 28
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
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Saturday 28 December 2019 The Holy Innocents, Martyrs - Feast  Liturgical Colour: Red. Entrance Antiphon: The innocents were slaughtered as infants for Christ; spotless, they follow the Lamb and sing for ever: Glory to you, O Lord. Collect: O God, whom the Holy Innocents confessed and proclaimed on this day, not by speaking but by dying, grant, we pray, that the faith in you which we confess with our lips may also speak through our manner of life. Through our Lord…

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Daily Readings Sunday 29th December 2019 – The Holy Family

Dec 29
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
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Sunday 29 December 2019 The Holy Family  Liturgical Colour: White. Entrance Antiphon: Luke 2: 16 The shepherds went in haste, and found Mary and Joseph and the Infant lying in a manger. Collect: O God, who were pleased to give us the shining example of the Holy Family, graciously grant that we may imitate them in practising the virtues of family life and in the bonds of charity, and so, in the joy of your house, delight one day in…

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Daily Readings Monday 30th December 2019

Dec 30
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
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Monday 30 December 2019 6th day within the octave of Christmas  Liturgical Colour: White. Entrance Antiphon: Wisdom 18: 14-15 When a profound silence covered all things and night was in the middle of its course, your all-powerful Word, O Lord, bounded from heaven’s royal throne. Collect: Grant, we pray, almighty God, that the newness of the Nativity in the flesh of your Only Begotten Son may set us free, for ancient servitude holds us bound beneath the yoke of sin.…

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Daily Readings Tuesday 31st December 2019

Dec 31
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
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Tuesday 31 December 2019 7th day within the octave of Christmas  (optional commemoration of Saint Silvester I, Pope) Liturgical Colour: White. Entrance Antiphon: Is 9: 5 A child is born for us, and a son is given to us; his sceptre of power rests upon his shoulder, and his name will be called Messenger of great counsel. Collect: Almighty ever-living God, who in the Nativity of your Son established the beginning and fulfilment of all religion, grant, we pray, that…

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January 2020

Daily Readings Wednesday 1st January 2020 – Mary, Mother of God – Solemnity

1st January 2020
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
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Wednesday 1 January 2020 Mary, Mother of God - Solemnity  Liturgical Colour: White. Entrance Antiphon: Hail, Holy Mother, who gave birth to the King, who rules heaven and earth for ever. Or: Cf. Is 9: 1, 5; Luke 1: 33 Today a light will shine upon us, for the Lord is born for us; and he will be called Wondrous God, Prince of peace, Father of future ages: and his reign will be without end. Collect: O God, who through the…

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Daily Readings Thursday 2nd January 2020

2nd January 2020
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
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Thursday 2 January 2020 Saints Basil the Great and Gregory Nazianzen, Bishops, Doctors  on 2 January Liturgical Colour: White. Entrance Antiphon: Cf. Sir 44: 15, 14 Let the peoples recount the wisdom of the Saints, and let the Church proclaim their praise. Their names will live on and on. Collect: O God, who were pleased to give light to your Church by the example and teaching of the Bishops Saints Basil and Gregory, grant, we pray, that in humility we…

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Daily Readings Friday 3rd January 2020

3rd January 2020
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
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Friday 3 January 2020 3 January  or The Most Holy Name of Jesus  Liturgical Colour: White. Entrance Antiphon: Ps 111: 4 A light has risen in the darkness for the upright of heart; the Lord is generous, merciful and just. Collect: Cast your kindly light upon your faithful, Lord, we pray, and with the splendour of your glory set their hearts ever aflame, that they may never cease to acknowledge their Saviour and may truly hold fast to him. Who…

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Daily Readings Saturday 4th January 2020

4th January 2020
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
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Saturday 4 January 2020 4 January  Liturgical Colour: White. Entrance Antiphon:Gal 4: 4-5 God sent his Son, born of a woman, so that we might receive adoption as children. Collect: Almighty ever-living God, who were pleased to shine forth with new light through the coming of your Only Begotten Son, grant, we pray, that, just as he was pleased to share our bodily form through the child-bearing of the Virgin Mary, so we, too, may one day merit to become…

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