Third Sunday of Advent [1] Violet

When:
17th December 2023 all-day
2023-12-17T00:00:00+00:00
2023-12-18T00:00:00+00:00

Sunday 17 December 2023

Third Sunday of Advent [1] Violet
Week of Advent 3
Year B/2

EUCHARIST
Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11
Psalm 126 or Canticle: Luke 1:47-55
1 Thessalonians 5:16-24
John 1:6-8, 19-28

DAILY PRAYER: Anticipation
Isaiah 5:8-30
Acts 13:13-41
John 5:31-40

ALTERNATIVE PSALMS
Morning: Psalm 12
Evening: Psalm 68:1-8, (9-20)

COLLECT
Stir up our prayers, Lord, and hear us:
that they who are sorrowful and suffering
may rejoice at the Advent of your only-begotten Son;
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.