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Sunday, 21 December 2014

Advent Calendar ~ 21

"Here's one I made earlier"
This is the last Sunday in Advent and we will be lighting the fourth candle on our Advent Crown, the fifth will be lit on Christmas Morning.   Throughout the Anglican (or Apostolic) Church this prayer will be said this morning.   It is indicative of Advent as a time of preparation.

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.


Amen 

Part of my preparation for Christmas includes putting together a nativity scene, here is this year's


For many the preparations are all about the food, the decorations, buying and wrapping presents, making sure that everything is ready for visitors.   Because of my personal situation this year I am enjoying the opportunity to prepare for Christ, and to be ready for His coming.   In just a few day's I will be at my favorite service of the year as we celebrate Jesus birth at Midnight communion

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