Sunday, December 4, 2016

Second Sunday of Advent 2016

  • In this season of Advent it is meet and right that we should reflect on the coming of the Christ in flesh to mingle with mankind and to lay down His life for our salvation.  But it is imperative that we think, too, on the Advent when Christ shall return to Earth as conqueror and king, gathering His faithful to rule with Him.

Collect for the Season (from Boston's Church of the Advent)
Almighty God, give us grace that we may cast away the works of darkness, and put upon us the armor of light, now in the time of this mortal life in which thy Son Jesus Christ came to visit us in great humility; that in the last day, when he shall come again in his glorious majesty to judge both the quick and the dead, we may rise to the life immortal; through him who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Ghost, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
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Vee said...

Many of those celebrating Christmas have no idea why Christ came to earth.

I love Episcopal worship. We were at St. Andrew's in KCMO for Evensong last evening where a friend of ours is principal organist and choir director. Beautiful time of worship.

vanilla said...

Vee, worshipful atmosphere.