Saturday after Second Sunday of Advent

When:
16th December 2023 all-day
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Saturday 16 December 2023

Saturday after Second Sunday of Advent (Violet)
Week of Advent 2
Year B/2

EUCHARIST
Sirach 48:1-11
Psalm 80:1-3, 14-18
Matthew 17:9-13

DAILY PRAYER: Anticipation
Haggai 2:1-9
Revelation 3:1-6
Matthew 24:1-14

COLLECT
Stir up our hearts, Lord,
to prepare the way of your only-begotten Son:
that, in his coming,
we might serve you with our hearts made pure;
through the same Jesus Christ, our Lord,
who lives and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, world without end.

The following Collect may be used to conclude the Intercession throughout Advent, or as
the Prayer after Communion as an alternative to the Prayers in section 24 of the Scottish
Liturgy 1982.

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 lives and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, world without end.