Nativity of St. John the Baptist

Scripture Readings

The Collect

Almighty God, by whose providence your servant the Baptist was wonderfully born, and sent to prepare the way of your Son our Savior by preaching repentance: Make us so to follow his teaching and holy life, that we may truly repent according to his preaching; and, following his example, constantly speak the truth, boldly rebuke vice, and patiently suffer for the truth's sake; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

The Old Testament:
Isaiah 40:1-11

The Response:
Psalm 85 or 85:7-13

The New Testament:
Acts 13:14b-26

The Gospel:
Luke 1:57-80


Fr. Bill Breedlove

Fr. Bill Breedlove