Book of Alternative Services

These readings are from the Anglican Church of Canada’s adaptation of the Revised Common Lectionary. On Sundays and feast days there is a link to the full readings.

Liturgical Year A: Nov 27, 2022 to Dec 2, 2023
Liturgical Year B: Dec 3, 2023 to Nov 30, 2024

The Epiphany of the Lord - PF (White or Gold) [If kept on Sunday]
Second Sunday after Christmas (White)
Eve of the Epiphany (White or Gold) [If kept on the 6th]

Sunday, January 5th, 2020

Morning Prayer: Epiphany: Ps 46, 97; Is 49:1-7; Rev 21:22-27; Coll 280 or FAS 43
Second Sunday after Christmas: Ps 66, 67; Wis 7:3-14; Col 3:12-17; Coll 278

Holy Eucharist: Epiphany: Propers 279 or FAS 43; Is 60:1-6; Ps 72:1-7, 10-14; Eph 3:1-12; Mt 2:1-12; Preface of Epiphany
Christmas 2: Propers 278; Jer 31:7-14 or Sir 24:1-12; Ps 147:13-21 or C 11 (W of S 10:15-21); Eph 1:3-14; Jn 1:(1-9), 10-18; Preface of Christmas

Evening Prayer: Epiphany: Ps 96, 100; (Is 52:7-10); Mt 12:14-21; Coll 280 or FAS 43
Eve of Epiphany: Ps 29, 98; Is 66:18-23; Rom 15:7-13; Coll 280 or FAS 43


Anticipation of Epiphany: The Feast of the Epiphany may be observed on the Sunday before the 6th of January if the worshipping community does not have a celebration on the day.

Epiphany Cr?¿che: The Shepherds and animals are removed from the Cr?¿che and replaced with the Wise Men (Magi) and their camels before the start of the service or, if appropriate, as part of a short children's time at the beginning of the service itself. The Church of England's Common Worship: Times and Seasons provides"Acclamations at the Presentation of the Gifts" on p. 163 which are appropriate for use [link].

Epiphany House Blessings: Traditionally chalk is blessed at this service to be used to bless homes by chalking a blessing above the main door of worshiper's homes. If this custom is used it is suggested that multi-coloured chalk and a"do it yourself" blessing leaflet be provided to worshipers. The Cathedral of the Diocese of Montreal provides such a leaflet in French and English on their blog [link].

Eve of Precedence: The Eve of Epiphany takes precedence over the second Eve of Christmas II.

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Lectionary citations are reprinted from Revised Common Lectionary Daily Readings, copyright © 2005 Consultation on Common Texts, admin. by Augsburg Fortress. Reproduced by permission.