Second Sunday of Advent, Dec. 4

The Old Testament, Epistle and Gospel are read from the Lexham English Bible

The Collect and Psalm are read from The Episcopal Church Book of Common Prayer

The Collect: Merciful God, who sent your messengers the prophets to preach repentance and prepare the way for our salvation: Give us grace to heed their warnings and forsake our sins, that we may greet with joy the coming of Jesus Christ our Redeemer; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Old Testament: Isaiah 11:1-10

Psalm 72:1-7, 18-19

Epistle: Romans 15:4-13

Gospel: Matthew 3:1-12

On December 6 we celebrate the life of Nicholas, Bishop of Myra. Read from A Great Cloud of Witnesses.

For a copy of today’s text in a PDF click here.