How blessed you are, O Holy Infant, God made man.
You inspire in your servants Basil and Gregory,
through the wisdom of the Holy Spirit,
the love of Christian friendship.
Make our hearts like theirs, O beloved Eternal Friend:
meditative, generous, patient,
filled with love for our Eternal Father
and our neighbour.
Today, inspired by the holy friendship of SS Basil and Gregory,
may we give thanks for the gift of friendship
and seek to live that love in Christ
so to be sanctified by that love
and assist our friends on the way of holiness.