From a Sequence in the ancient Missals of the Church of Paris:
"May thy Circumcision be the cleansing and the healing of our heart's wounds.
May the blood thou didst shed purify our stains, refresh our parched hearts, and give consolation to the sad.
We are beginning now a New Year, when friends give Gifts to friends; let thine, dear Jesus, be the preparing us our recompense.
Magnificat Antiphon at Second Vespers:
"Great is the mystery of our inheritance! The womb of a most pure Virgin became the Temple of God. Hi is not defiled assuming to himself Flesh from her. All nations shall come, saying: Glory be to thee, O Lord!"
After the prayer the Octave of Saint Stephen is commemorated.