Tag Archive for Advent

In the Interim: The Miracle of the Incarnation

God was made manifest to humanity by birth. On the one hand he was the eternal Being, the uncreated one who existed before anything else was; and on the other hand for our sakes also he allowed himself to become created, so that He Who gives us our being might also give us our Well-being, or rather might restore us by His Incarnation, when in our waywardness we had fallen from wellbeing.

Saint Thomas the Apostle. [December 21.]

The Collect. ALMIGHTY and everliving God, who, for the greater confirmation of the faith, didst suffer thy holy Apostle Thomas to be doubtful in thy Son’s resurrection; Grant us so perfectly, and without all doubt, to believe in thy Son Jesus Christ, that our faith in thy sight may never be reproved. Hear us, O…

The Fourth Sunday in Advent.

The Collects. O LORD, raise up, we pray thee, thy power, and come among us, and with great might succour us; that whereas, through our sins and wickedness, we are sore let and hindered in running the race that is set before us, thy bountiful grace and mercy may speedily help and deliver us; through…

The Third Sunday in Advent.

The Collects. 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…

The Second Sunday in Advent.

The Collects. BLESSED Lord, who hast caused 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…

The First Sunday in Advent.

The Collect. 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…