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Advent 4 resources

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collect/opening prayer reflection Advent 4 December 19 and week following [NZPB]

Common Worship CofE:

God our redeemer,
who prepared the Blessed Virgin Mary
to be the mother of your Son:
grant that, as she looked for his coming as our saviour,
so we may be ready to greet him
when he comes again as our judge;
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.


Purify our conscience, Almighty God,
by your daily visitation,
that your Son Jesus Christ, at his coming,
may find in us a mansion prepared for himself;
who lives and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.

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

Pour forth, we beseech you, O Lord,
your grace into our hearts, that we, to whom the Incarnation of Christ your Son
was made known by the message of an Angel,
may by his Passion and Cross
be brought to the glory of his resurrection.
Through our Lord….

translates the famous Angelus collect:

Grátiam tuam, quaesumus, Dómine, méntibus nostris infúnde, ut qui, Angelo nuntiánte, Christi Fílii tui incarnatiónem cognóvimus, per passiónem eius et crucem ad resurrectiónis glóriam perducámur. Per Dóminum…

Full Received text here

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

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

Advent penitence

O Antiphons chants

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