You may light a candle.
In the beginning was the Word,
and the Word was with God and the Word was God.
In the Word was life, and the life was the light of all.
The light of Christ be with you
Let us give thanks to God
It is right to offer thanks and praise.
Blessèd are you,
God our light and our salvation,
to you be glory and praise for ever!
In the beginning you laid the foundation of the earth,
and the heavens are the work of your hands.
To dispel the darkness of our night,
you sent forth your Son,
the first-born of all creation.
He is our Christ, the light of the world,
and him we acclaim, as all creation sings to you,
Creator, Redeemer, and Giver of Life:
Blessèd be God for ever!