“O GOD, who by the leading of a star didst manifest thy only-begotten Son to the Gentiles; Mercifully grant that we, who now know thee by faith, may after this life have fruition of thy glorious Godhead; through the same thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.” Collect Epiphany Sunday 1928 Book of Common Prayer

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