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Gloria Dei homo vivens – St Irenaeus
November 29th, 2015 by Joel Watts

Collect for the First Sunday of #Advent

English: Advent wreath, First Advent Sunday

English: Advent wreath, First Advent Sunday (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Almighty God,
give us grace to cast away the works of darkness
and to put on the armour of light,
now in the time of this mortal life,
in which your Son Jesus Christ
came to us in great humility;
that on the last day,
when he shall come again in his glorious majesty
to judge the living and the dead,
we may rise to the life immortal;
through him who is alive and reigns
with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.1

  1.  First Sunday of Advent, (Common Worship: Services and Prayers for the Church of England, CHP, 2000)
Joel Watts
Watts holds a MA in Theological Studies from United Theological Seminary. He is currently a Ph.D. student at the University of the Free State, analyzing Paul’s model of atonement in Galatians, as well as seeking an MA in Clinical Mental Health at Adams State University. He is the author of Mimetic Criticism of the Gospel of Mark: Introduction and Commentary (Wipf and Stock, 2013), a co-editor and contributor to From Fear to Faith: Stories of Hitting Spiritual Walls (Energion, 2013), and Praying in God's Theater, Meditations on the Book of Revelation (Wipf and Stock, 2014).

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One Response to “Collect for the First Sunday of #Advent”
  1. This is probably my favorite collect in the BCP. I read and pray it all year long.

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