Christmas Eve ADVENT FOR THE FAMILY WITH KINGS CROSS
Finally, we arrive at the Christ candle. As you gather with the family on Christmas Eve, invite the eldest child to light the white candle.
Explain: Explain that we light the white candle in the centre of our Advent Wreath in honour of Jesus, the light of the world
Read John 1: 1-5
God has come to rescue us and make all things new. Jesus has come and he is coming again. God's deepest desire is to live amongst human beings, to turn our darkness into light. God's cry at creation, at the birth of Jesus, and in this moment right now is: "Let there be light!"
Other readings: Titus 2 and Revelation 22.
End with a time of prayer.
O God, you have caused this holy night to shine with the brightness of the true Light: Grant that we, who have known the mystery of that Light on earth, may also enjoy him perfectly in heaven; where with you and the Holy Spirit he lives and reigns, one God, in glory everlasting. Amen.