Daybreak for January 2, 2023

  • Ninth Day of Christmas
  • Memorial of Saints Basil the Great (330-379) and Gregory Nazianzen (329-390); childhood friends; Basil founded monasteries, and wrote a rule which became important in the guidance of religious communities in the east; ordained bishop of Caesarea in 370; Gregory followed a similar path, ordained a priest, though he longed for the life of a monk; ordained a bishop by Basil; the two were defining figures as the early Church sought to describe Jesus as fully human and fully divine
  • Office of Readings and Morning Prayer for 1/2/23
  • Gospel: John 1:19-28