The Word was made flesh and dwelt amongst us. O come, let us worship. Alleluia
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Basil (330-79), bishop of Caesarea; Gregory (c.332-95), bishop of Nyssa; and Gregory of Nazianzus (329-89), Patriarch of Constantinople. Known as the Cappadocian Fathers, they made important contributions our understanding of the Trinity, as settled in the the Nicene Creed.
Isaac Watt's words for the carol "Joy to the world" are based on today's psalm, Psalm 98. Music by Lowell Mason, adapted from a theme by GF Handel. The Cambridge Singers, directed by John Rutter.
Almighty and everlasting God, you have stooped to raise fallen humanity by the child-bearing of blessed Mary; grant that we who have seen your glory revealed in our human nature, and your love made perfect in our weakness, may daily be renewed in your image, and conformed to the pattern of your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.
May the Lord, who has called out of darkness into his marvellous light, bless us and fill us with peace. Amen.