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Posts from December 2016

Epiphany

The traditional end of the season of Christmas finds the church, by tradition, remembering Matthew’s story of the visit of the wise men. In the larger church around the world, historically, this Sunday has been called Epiphany Sunday. The appearance of the wise men heralds the truth that the good news of Jesus is not…

Light and Glory

The promise you made, the work you have done, is fulfilled, and we have seen it… Your rescue, your salvation, your coming into our world, and switching on the lights, so we can see where to go, and how best to live; The way you have chosen us, filled us with your Spirit, with your…

Joy From Heaven

Father God of Advent, all praise and glory belong to you.  For you have stepped down out of heaven and walked into our lives with the coming birth of the Christ child. Help us to prepare our hearts for him lest we miss the joy of his arrival. For you have taught us that joy…

A Prayer During Advent

Holy is your name O God, and mighty is the one whom you sent to redeem creation. It is through our remembrance of the mercies you have shown to generations before us that we dare to approach you with our own petitions and requests. We pray for your church wherever it gathers, asking that hearts…

Active Waiting

Waiting is essential to the spiritual life. But waiting as a disciple of Jesus is not an empty waiting. It is a waiting with a promise in our hearts that makes already present what we are waiting for. We wait during Advent for the birth of Jesus. We wait after Easter for the coming of…