Sunday, January 01, 2006
Circumcision of our Lord
Today is New Years Day. In the church it is the Circumcision of our Lord.
O God, who by the child-bearing of a pure Virgin hast bestowed upon all mankind the rewards of everlasting life : grant, we beseech thee ; that we may know the succour of her intercession, through whom we have been found worthy to receive the Author of life, even Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord : Who liveth and reigneth with thee.
The photo above and the collect are from Breviary Net a wonderful site that has the Roman Breviary (Daily Prayers) in Latin and English. Even with all the Romanist stuff it is a wealth of prayers, readings from the fathers, hymns, and images.