Category Archives: Advent

Advent 2: Year C

Repent! Baruch 5:1-9 or Malachi 3:1-4 Canticle 4 or 16: The Song of Zechariah Philippians 1:3-11 Luke 3:1-6 “You, my child, shall be called the prophet of the Most High, for you will go before the Lord to prepare his way.” … Continue reading

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Advent 1: Year C

Behold the signs Jeremiah 33:14-16 Psalm 25:1-9 1 Thessalonians 3:9-13 Luke 21:25-36 As we begin a new Church Year, preparations to celebrate the first Advent of Christ in history are balanced with anticipation of his second Advent in the unknown future. In Year C, … Continue reading

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The Season after Pentecost: Proper 27, Year B

Sacrificial Giving Ruth 3:1-5; 4:13-17 Psalm 127 Hebrews 9:24-28 Mark 12:38-44 The themes of the season of Advent begin to be expressed this week, offering an opportunity to explore the rich heritage of Advent. We focus on the coming of … Continue reading

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Advent 1: Year A

A time of hope, promise, and judgement Isaiah 2:1-5 Psalm 122 Romans 13:11-14 Matthew 24:36-44 This Sunday we begin a new year. The First Sunday of Advent brings us full circle in the church’s calendar, reminding us that God’s people … Continue reading

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Advent in 2 Minutes

Yes, the stores are decked with Christmas lights, bows, and ribbons. You may have even started your shopping at midnight on “Black Friday.” Perhaps you’ve decorated your home and put the Christmas lights up on the trees in your yards. … Continue reading

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The Lectionary

With the First Sunday of Advent, we begin a new church year, thus a new cycle in our Lectionary. A Lectionary is a table of readings from Scripture, appointed to be read at public worship. In 2010, the Episcopal Church … Continue reading

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