Unto us a Child is born.
Come let us adore him.
Glory be to God on high, and on earth peace, good will towards men.
We praise thee, we bless thee, we worship thee, we glorify thee,
we give thanks to thee for thy great glory.
O God, who makes us glad with the yearly remembrance of the birth of your only Son Jesus Christ: Grant that as we joyfully reflect on Christ’s story and how it relates to our own. Amen.
On the third day of Christmas my true love gave to me – Three French Hens.
In 1 Corinthians 13 we read about Faith, Hope and Love.
Faith, hope and love will often seem to overlap – because they do. Love hopes in the other, has faith in the other’s goodness. Faith is both the response to love and the means by which our capacity to receive love expands; faith flowers into hope. Hope flows from faith in God, enabling us to express love creatively, drawing what seems lifeless into being. But without love, faith and hope have no being. Everything rests on this: that God is love, and love has neither beginning nor end. (https://southwark.anglican.org/downloads/FaithHopeLove/Faith,%20hope,%20love%20handout%20complete.pdf)
Third day of Christmas – December 27 : SERVE
The Feast of St. John the Evangelist falls on December 27 and invites us into a day of service as we remember what we have come to declare as good news and seek to spread that light to others. What could you volunteer for in 2021 to serve your community? (adapted from https://www.asacredjourney.net/12-days-of-christmas)