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collect/opening prayer reflection Advent 3 December 12 and week following [NZPB & Common Worship CofE]

collect/opening prayer reflection Advent 3 December 12 and week following [BCP TEC USA]

Collect/opening prayer from the RC “Received Text”:

O God,
who see how your people faithfully await the feast of the Lord’s Nativity,
enable us, we pray, to attain the joys of so great a salvation,
and to celebrate them always with solemn worship and glad rejoicing.
Through our Lord…

This translates:

Deus, qui cónspicis pópulum tuum nativitátis domínicae festivitátem fidéliter exspectáre, praesta, quaesumus, ut valeámus ad tantae salútis gáudia perveníre, et ea votis sollémnibus álacri semper laetítia celebráre. Per Dóminum.

Full Received text here

A critique of the translation by by Xavier Rindfleisch of this particular opening prayer is found here

Xavier Rindfleisch argues the earlier 2008 translation presented was better:

O God,
who look upon your people as they faithfully await the feast day of the Lord’s birth,
strengthen us, we pray, to reach the joys of so great a salvation,
and to celebrate them always with solemn worship and glad rejoicing.
Through our Lord….

The source of this prayer is the Rotulus of Ravenna, from the fifth to sixth century.

Original, Southern Hemisphere Advent collects
An outline example and resources for an Advent Eucharist
Advent in the Southern Hemisphere

Advent penitence

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