Tag Archives: Advent

Collect for Advent 4

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 … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Advent Is Coming!!!

The new Church Year will soon be upon us with the beginning of Advent this coming Sunday, December 2, 2012. With this Sunday, the Church Kalendar begins again from the beginning, with its steady sequence of seasons, presenting the Christian … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Meditation for the Fourth Wednesday of Advent

Rejoice, Rejoice, Believers This great Advent hymn, Rejoice, Rejoice, Believers! appears to be based, to a limited extent, on beginning of the Epistle lesson for the Fourth Sunday of Advent, Philippians 4:4-8, which begins with the opening line, Philippians 4:4  … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Advent 4 — Jesus, Our Final Preparation for Meeting the Son of God

Preached December 18, 2011 Philippians 4:4–7 St. John 1:19–28 + In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Amen. We have come to the final Sunday of Advent, this time with a full … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Meditation for the Second Wednesday of Advent

Lo! He Comes With Clouds Descending Continuing with our midweek meditations on a hymn reflecting the theme for the week, we recall the Gospel lesson for the second Sunday in Advent, St. Luke 21:25–33, which reads, in part Luke 21:27-28   … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Advent 2 — Advent Expectations

Preached December 4, 2011 Romans 15:4–13 St. Luke 21:25–33 + In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Amen. This past week, I have been under the weather quite a bit, and have … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Meditation for First Wednesday of Advent

Introduction The season of Advent is a time when the thinking of the Christian diverges strongly from that of the secular world; we become completely out of step with the secular world. The secular world is, right now, all caught … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments