Advent 4, 2016

December 18, 2016 at 7:00 am

Saint John the Baptist. (1490-1499). Nicola di Maestro Antonio d’Ancona (Late 15th c.) Tempera, oil, and tooled gold on panel.

THE COLLECTS.

RAISE up, we beseech thee, O LORD, 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; who with the Father and the Holy Spirit livest and reignest, 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 Spirit, now and ever. Amen.

Propers for Advent 4

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