Second Sunday of Advent preparation

All those weeks after Pentecost and then I let the first Sunday in Advent slip my me. Bad blogger! But I’ve got the propers for the first and second Sunday in Advent below.

First Sunday of Advent

Free Church Book of Common Prayer (1929)

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; tat 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 the and the Holy Ghost, now and forever. Amen.

¶ The above Collect may be used after the other Collects every day in Advent until Christmas Eve. The following Collect may be said on Advent Sunday instead of or in addition to the foregoing.

The Preparation of the Patriarchs.

O God, the God of our fathers, who in thy wonderful providence hast made all ages a preparation for the kingdom of thy Son; we thank thee for the morning light which thou didst cause to shine in the holy patriarchs; and we beseech thee to make ready our hearts for the brightness of thy glory, and the fulness of thy blessing in Christ Jesus our Lord. Amen.

Epistle: Rom. xiii, 11-14 (end).
Gospel: Matt. xxi, 1-13.

A book of prayer for the church and the home (Universalist, 1866)

THE PREPARATION OF THE PATRIARCHS.

O God, the God of our fathers, who in thy wonderful providence hast made all ages a preparation for the kingdom of thy Son; we thank thee for the morning light which thou didst cause to shine in the holy patriarchs; and we beseech thee to make ready our hearts for the brightness of thy glory, and the fulness of thy blessings in Christ Jesus our Lord. Amen.

Gospel. St. Matt. xxi. 1.
Epistle. Rom. viii. 8.

Second Sunday of Advent

Free Church Book of Common Prayer (1929)

Blessed Lord, who hast cause all holy Scriptures to be written for our learning; grant that we may in such wise hear them, read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest them, that by patience, and comfort of thy holy Word, we may embrace, and ever hold fast the blessed hope of everlasting life, which thou hast given us in our Saviour Jesus Christ Amen.

or this,
The Preparation of Moses.

O gracious Lord God, who by means of thy servant Moses didst prepare the way for thy own best-beloved Son; grant, we beseech thee, that as in the infancy of our race thou didst govern us by laws of holiness, so now thou wilt perfect within us the spirit of sonship; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Epistle: Rom. xv, 4-13, or 2 Cor. iii, 4-18 (end).
Gospel: Luke xxi, 25-31, or Mark vii, 5-23.

A book of prayer for the church and the home (Universalist, 1866)

THE PREPARATION OF MOSES.

O Gracious Lord God, who by means of thy servant Moses didst prepare the way for one far greater than Moses, even thy own best-beloved Son; grant, we beseech thee, that as in the infancy of our race thou didst govern us by the laws of holiness, so now thou wilt perfect within us that spirit of sonship, of which we have a spotless example in thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Gospel. St. Luke. xxi. 25.
Epistle. Rom. xv. 4.

About Scott Wells

Scott Wells, 45, is a Universalist Christian minister doing Universalist theology and church administration hacks in Washington, D.C.

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