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Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

Proper I, Proper II, Proper III
Years A, B, and C

Note: Any of the three Propers may be used on Christmas Eve/Day. The readings from Propers II and III for Christmas may be used as alternatives for Christmas Day. If Proper III is not used on Christmas Day, it should be used at some service during the Christmas cycle because of the significance of the prologue from John's gospel.

Scripture Theme Hymns

Proper I

Isaiah 9:2-7 The yoke of oppression shattered 179 O Sing a Song of Bethlehem
191 Jesus Loves Me
196 Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus
213 Lift Up Your Heads, Ye Mighty Gates
214 Savior of the Nations, Come
239 Silent Night, Holy Night
245 The First Noel
Psalm 96 Sing before the Lord, for He comes
Luke 2:1-14 (15-20) The birth of Christ
Titus 2:11-14 Grace appearing to all

Proper II

Isaiah 62:6-12 See, your Savior comes! 189 Fairest Lord Jesus
196 Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus
203 Hail to the Lord's Anointed
218 It Came upon the Midnight Clear
232 When Christmas Morn Is Dawning
247 O Morning Star, How Fair and Bright
248 On This Day Earth Shall Ring
250 Once in Royal David's City
Psalm 97 The Lord Reigns
Luke 2:(1-7) 8-20 The birth of Christ
Titus 3:4-7 The Lord's mercy and grace

Proper III

Isaiah 52:7-10 The bearer of good news 180 Jesus Es Mi Rey Soberano
182 Word of God, Come Down on Earth
190 Who Is He in Yonder Stall
196 Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus
217 Away in a Manger
219 What Child Is This
240 Hark! the Herald Angels Sing
246 Joy to the World
249 There's a Song in the Air
Psalm 98 Shout for joy!
John 1:1-14 The Word made flesh
Hebrews 1:1-4, (5-12) Christ, through whom all was made

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Passages suggested are from The Revised Common Lectionary: Consultation on Common Texts (Abingdon Press, 1992) copyright © by the Consultation on Common Texts (CCT), P.O. Box 340003, Room 381, Nashville TN 37203-0003. Reprinted with permission of CCT.