Baptism of Christ
Andrea del Verrocchio and Leonardo da Vinci
from 1470 until 1480
Uffizi Gallery, Florence, Italy
Public Domain

The Collect

ALMIGHTY Father, who has given thine only Son to die for our sins, and to rise again for our justification; Grant us so to put away the leaven of malice and wickedness, that we may alway serve thee in pureness of living and truth; through the merits of the same thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Epistle – 2 Corinthians 3

The Gospel – Luke 3