First Sunday of Advent
Almighty God, give us grace to cast away the works of darkness, and put on the armor of light, now in the time of this mortal life in which your 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 living and the dead, we may rise to the life immortal; through him who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
Psalm 25:1-9 Page 614, BCP
1 Thessalonians 3:9-13
The Sunday Lectionary is a three year cyclical lectionary. The year which will begin with Advent in 2012 will be Year C. The year which ended December 1, 2012 was Year B.
The collects and the Psalms are from the Book of Common Prayer. The collects use the contemporary wording.
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