May 25, 2012

Opening Litany: Father's Day

Here’s an opening litany for Father’s Day from the Church of England website.

Opening Litany
(based on 1 John 3, John 1:12)

See what love the Father has given us,
that we should be called the children of God.

You are my sons and daughters,
this day I have begotten you.
See what love the Father has given us.

As many as received him,
to them he gave power to become the children of God.
See what love the Father has given us.

Glory to the Father and to the Son
and to the Holy Spirit.
See what love the Father has given us,
that we should be called the children of God.

— from A Service for Fathers’ Day, in New Patterns for Worship, posted on the Church of England website. http://www.churchofengland.org/

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