On the First Day of Christmas

Happy Christmas!

Members of the St Chrysostom’s ministry team have written short reflections for the twelve days of Christmas. We’ll post one each day. Today, Christmas Day, we begin:

Day 1For a child has been born for us, a son given to us; authority rests upon his shoulders;  and he is named Wonderful Counsellor, Mighty God,  Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9.6 

Probably the carol loved most by children is Away in a Manger it is sung in schools at Christmas events, we hear it at church, and we hear it when we are out and about at Christmas. Many people know the words by heart.

The words of carols can often be our prayers. Today, Christmas Day, have a quiet moment for peace and reflection and why not pray, with children around the world:

Be near me, Lord Jesus; I ask thee to stay
close by me for ever, and love me I pray.
Bless all the dear children in thy tender care,
and fit us for heaven to live with thee there.


About stchrysostoms

St Chrysostom’s is an Anglican (Church of England) parish church in Manchester, UK. We’re an inclusive, diverse and welcoming faith community rejoicing in our Anglo Catholic tradition, where people of many differing backgrounds make friends. Find our Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/2364267899/
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2 Responses to On the First Day of Christmas

  1. Merry Christmas to you all. Darren

  2. Lovely short reflection…could easily be used as part of pre-meal grace…that very special time when you actually have the children more or less glued to their seats and paying attention!

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