Thursday, December 20, 2012
Sunday, December 16th was the Third Sunday of Advent - the lighting the third purple candle.
God of power and mercy, you call us once again to celebrate the coming of your Son. Remove those things which hinder love of you, that when he comes, he may find us waiting in awe and wonder for him who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
Image cf. http://www.holycrossrumson.typepad.com/pastor/2009/12/gaudete-sunday-third-sunday-in-advent.html
Posted by Carter W. Jeffery at 9:37 AM
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Sunday, December 9th was the Second Sunday of Advent - the lighting the second purple candle.
O come, Lord, desire of our greatest needs,
O come, Lord, liberator of Humanity.
O come, Lord, O come, Immanuel. Amen
( cf. Book of Common Order of the Church of Scotland )
Google Image cf. http://archdioceseoftoronto.blogspot.ca/2011/12/advent-wreaths-scrabble-straw.html
Collect of the Day: Almighty God, who sent your servant John the Baptist to prepare your people to welcome the Messiah, inspire us, the ministers and stewards of your truth, to turn out disobedient hearts to you, that when the Christ shall come again to be our judge, we may stand with confidence before this glory; who is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.