Thomas, Apostle [4] Red (if not kept on 3 July)

When:
21st December 2023 all-day
2023-12-21T00:00:00+00:00
2023-12-22T00:00:00+00:00

Thursday 21 December 2023

Thomas, Apostle [4] Red (if not kept on 3 July)
Week of Advent 3
Year B/2

EUCHARIST
Habakkuk 2:1-4
Psalm 31:1-6
Hebrews 10:35 – 11:1 or Ephesians 2:19-22
John 20:24-29

MORNING PRAYER: Festivals
Job 42:1-6
1 Peter 1:3-9

EVENING PRAYER: Festivals
Isaiah 43:8-13
John 14:1-7

COLLECT
Almighty and everliving God,
who strengthened your apostle Thomas
with faith in the resurrection of your Son:
grant to us, who have not seen,
that we also may believe
and so confess Christ as our Lord and our God;
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.