textweek resources scripture readings • collect/opening prayer reflection 1st Sunday after Christmas [Common Worship CofE] BCP TEC: Almighty God, you have poured upon us the new light of your incarnate Word: Grant that this light, enkindled in our hearts, may shine forth in our lives; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with
My Christmas Message Blessings to you and yours for the Christmas Season and for the Year of Our Lord 2019. Thank you for being part of this virtual community. Linus Drops His Security Blanket Here is a short video clip from A Charlie Brown Christmas! NB: at 0:35 seconds, Linus says: “Fear not!” At that
O Emmanuel, our King and Lawgiver, hope of the nations and their saviour: come and save us, O Lord our God. Amen. Come, Lord Jesus. O Emmanuel, Rex et legifer noster, expectatio gentium, et Salvator earum: veni ad salvandum nos, Domine, Deus noster. Isaiah 7:14; 8:8; Matthew 1:23; Haggai 2:7 O come, o come, Emmanuel!
O king of the nations, you alone can fulfil their desires: cornerstone, binding all together: come and save the creature you fashioned from the dust of the earth. Amen. Come, Lord Jesus. O Rex Gentium, et desideratus earum, lapisque angularis, qui facis utraque unum: veni, et salva hominem, quem de limo formasti. Jeremiah 30.7-11a; Revelation
O morning star, splendour of the light eternal and bright sun of righteousness: come and bring light to those who dwell in darkness and walk in the shadow of death. Amen. Come, Lord Jesus. O Oriens, splendor lucis aeternae, et sol justitiae: veni, et illumina sedentes in tenebris, et umbra mortis. Numbers 24.15b-17; Luke 1:78,
Let us pray (in silence) [that through celebrating the Incarnation we will deepen our relationship with Christ] pause God, year by year you make us glad with the hope of our redemption, grant that we who joyfully receive your only begotten Son as our Redeemer may with sure confidence behold him when he comes as
O key of David and sceptre of the House of Israel; you open and none can shut; you shut and none can open: come and free the captives from prison, and break down the walls of death. Amen. Come, Lord Jesus. […come, and lead the prisoner from jail. seated in darkness and in the shadow
O root of Jesse, standing as a sign among the nations; kings will keep silence before you for whom the nations long; come and save us and delay no longer. Amen. Come, Lord Jesus. O Radix Jesse, qui stas in signum populorum, super quem continebunt reges os suum, quem gentes deprecabuntur: veni ad liberandum nos,