Fourth Sunday of Advent Sunday, Dec 21 2008 

We beseech thee, Almighty God, to purify our consciences by thy daily visitation, that when thy Son our Lord cometh he may find in us a mansion prepared for himself; through the same Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen

~ The Book of Common Prayer

Annunciation, Visitation, Nativity, Magi, Presentation

Annunciation, Visitation, Nativity, Magi, Presentation

Third Sunday of Advent Sunday, Dec 14 2008 

Stir up thy power, O Lord, and with great might come among us; and, because we are sorely hindered by our sins, let thy bountiful grace and mercy speedily help and deliver us; through Jesus Christ our Lord, to whom, with thee and the Holy Ghost, be honor and glory, world without end. Amen.

~ The Book of Common Prayer

Mary visits Elisabeth

Mary visits Elisabeth

Second Sunday of Advent Sunday, Dec 7 2008 

Merciful God, who didst send thy messengers the prophets to preach repentance and prepare the way for our salvation: Give us grace to heed their warnings and forsake our sins, that we may greet with joy the coming of Jesus Christ our Redeemer; who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

~ The Book of Common Prayer

The Annunciation, Fra Angelico, 1432

The Annunciation, Fra Angelico, 1432