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The Third Sunday in Advent

The Third Sunday in Advent
O LORD Jesus Christ, who at thy first coming didst send thy messenger to prepare thy way before thee; Grant that the ministers and stewards of thy mysteries may likewise so prepare and make ready thy way, by turning the hearts of the disobedient to the wisdom of the just, that at thy second coming to judge the world we may be found an acceptable people in thy sight, who livest and reignest with the Father and the Holy Spirit ever, one God, world without end. Amen.

ALMIGHTY God, give us grace that we may cast away the works of darkness, and put upon us the armour 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, now and ever. Amen.
Source: 1662 Prayer Book. This collect replaced a short Collect from the Middle Ages. It relates to Romans xv.4 and Luke xxi. 25. The creedal articles are obvious in it. [Barbee & Zahl]
Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, which shall prepare thy way before thee
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Winter Ember Days
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pray for our many ministers, seminarians, and those who are considering studying for the ministry.
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