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Let us prepare a dwelling place

This is the last in a series of meditations on three Advent collects. Here are the meditations on the collects for Advent I and Advent III. These meditations were given as part of an...

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Let your light shine

Friday in the third week of Advent Isaiah 56:1-8; Psalm 67; John 5:33-36 John 5:33-35 You sent messengers to John, and he testified to the truth. Not that I accept such human testimony, but...

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Partakers of his divine nature

Wednesday in the third week of Advent Isaiah 45:5-8(9-17)18-25; Psalm 85:8-13; Luke 7:19-23 Luke 7:22-23 Jesus answered them, “Go and tell John what you have seen and heard: the blind receive their sight, the...

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O magnify the Lord with me

Tuesday in the third week of Advent Zephaniah 3:1-2,9-13; Psalm 34:1-8; Matthew 21:28-32 Psalm 34:3 (RSV) O magnify the Lord with me,   and let us exalt his name together! From St. Augustine’s Exposition on...

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He hath first bestowed mercy

Monday in the third week of Advent Numbers 24:2-7,15-17a; Psalm 25:3-8; Matthew 21:23-27 Psalm 25:7 Gracious and upright is the LORD; *   therefore he teaches sinners in his way. From St. Augustine’s Exposition on...

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Stir up thy power, O Lord!

The second of my meditations on collects for an Advent quiet day offered at St. Stephen’s, Providence. The first meditation is here and the third one here. Collect for the Third Sunday of Advent...

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Cast away the works of darkness

This is the first of three meditations on collects I offered today for an Advent quiet day at St. Stephen’s, Providence, RI. The second meditation is here and the third one is here. It...

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Meditate on his law

Friday in the second week of Advent Isaiah 48:17-19; Psalm 1; Matthew 11:16-19 Psalm 1:1-2 Happy are they who have not walked in the counsel of the wicked, *   nor lingered in the way...

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Greatness without end

Thursday in the second week of Advent Isaiah 41:13-20; Psalm 145:1-4,8-13; Matthew 11:7-15 Psalm 145:3 Great is the LORD and greatly to be praised; *   there is no end to his greatness. From St....