Return of the Holy Family from Egypt
Jacob (Jacques) Jordaens
circa 1616
Gemäldegalerie, Berlin, Germany
Public Domain
The 1662 Book of Common Prayer does not have a specific separate Collect, Epistle, and Gospel appointed for the Second Sunday after Christmas Day. Instead, the Collects and Lessons appointed for The Circumcision are appointed for such Sundays.

Lutheran Church Missouri Synod One Year Lectionary

The Collect

ALMIGHTY God, who hast poured upon us the new light of thine incarnate Word; Grant that the same light enkindled in our hearts may shine forth in our lives; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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The Epistle and Gospel Lessons

1 Peter 4:12-19Matthew 2:13-23


  • Melville Scott, The Harmony of the Collects, Epistles, and Gospels

Biennial Bible Reading Plan

Psalter Lessons, Holy Days, and Commemorations

3-Jan Psalm 3 (Coverdale)Psalm 3
4-Jan Psalm 4 (Coverdale)Psalm 4
5-Jan Psalm 5 (Coverdale)Psalm 5
6-JanThe EpiphanyPsalm 6 (Coverdale)Psalm 6
7-Jan Psalm 7 (Coverdale)Psalm 7
8-Jan Psalm 8 (Coverdale)Psalm 8
9-Jan Psalm 9 (Coverdale)Psalm 9

Lessons From the Old and New Testaments

Sunday, January 3, 2021Genesis 7The 2nd Sunday after Christmas Day
Monday, January 4, 2021Genesis 8John 7
Tuesday, January 5, 2021Genesis 9John 8
Wednesday, January 6, 2021Genesis 10John 9
Thursday, January 7, 2021Genesis 11John 10
Friday, January 8, 2021Genesis 12John 11
Saturday, January 9, 2021Genesis 13John 12

Optional Readings

These readings are taken from the Apocrypha/Deuterocanon (A), the Pseudegrapha (P), and the writings of Flavius Josephus (J)
Sunday, January 3, 2021No readingsAntiquities 1.3.5-1.3.6
Monday, January 4, 2021Jubilees 5 (P)Antiquities 1.3.7
Tuesday, January 5, 2021Jubilees 6-7 (P)Antiquities 1.3.8 -1.3.9
Wednesday, January 6, 2021Jubilees 8-9 (P)Antiquities 1.6.1-1.6.4
Thursday, January 7, 2021Jubilees 10 (P)Antiquities 1.4.1-1.5.1; 1.6.5
Friday, January 8, 2021Jubilees 11 (P)Antiquities 1.7.1-1.8.2
Saturday, January 9, 2021Jubilees 12 (P)Antiquities 1.8.3