The Seven Sorrows of Mary, middle panel, Scene: Circumcision
Albrecht Dürer
circa 1494-1497
Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister, Dresden, Germany
Public Domain

The Collect

Almighty God, who madest thy blessed Son to be circumcised, and obedient to the law for man; Grant us the true circumcision of the Spirit; that, our hearts, and all our members, being mortified from all worldly and carnal lusts, we may in all things obey thy blessed will; through the same thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Epistle and Gospel Lessons

Romans 4:8-14Luke 2:15-21