This entry is part 39 of 43 in the series Hobart's Commentary on the Church Year

The Epistle and Gospel for this day, are both taken out of the writings of St. John. The Epistle contains St. John’s testimony of CHRIST, and the Gospel declares CHRIST’S testimony of St. John. The Gospel seems applicable to the day itself; the Epistle to the day, as being attendant upon the preceding more solemn Festival of Christmas.

[Excerpt from John Henry Hobart, A Companion for the Book of Common Prayer, Containing an Explanation of the Service (1859), 79.]

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