2nd Sunday after Christmas (English)

In the Ordinary Form of the Roman Liturgy, the Sunday after Jan. 1 and before Jan. 6 (if one exists) is the 2nd Sunday after Christmas. NB: In those dioceses in which the Feast of Epiphany is not a Holy Day of Obligation, the feast is always celebrated on the Sunday after Jan. 1. Therefore, they do not celebrate this Sunday. The current English-speaking countries which do celebrate this Sunday include England, Ireland, and Wales.


Entrance Antiphon:

When a profound silence covered all things and night was in the middle of its course, your all-powerful Word, O Lord, bounded from heaven’s royal throne.
— Roman Missal (3rd edition); cf. Wis. 18:14,15

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Offertory Antiphon:

Bless the Lord, O my soul, and never forget all he has done for you; and your youth shall be renewed like the eagle’s.
— Roman Missal (3rd edition); cf. Ps. 102:2,5

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Communion Antiphon:

To all who would accept him, he gave the power to become children of God.
— Roman Missal (3rd edition); cf. Jn. 1:12

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