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14 December 2014: Third Sunday of Advent

There stands among you, unknown to you, the one who is coming after me

Third candle of the advent wreath is lit

Word we long for, Alleluia,
Word we thirst for. Maranatha!
Key of David, Alleluia,
Son of Mary, Maranatha!
Promised Saviour, Alleluia,
True Messiah, Maranatha!
Cry of prophets, Alleluia,
Hope of ages, Marantha!

Advent Wreath Prayer

Son of the Most high,
whose coming the angel
announced to Mary.

Come and reign over your people.

Holy One of God,
the Baptist greeted You
by leaping in Elizabeth’s womb.

Come and give the joy of salvation to the world.

Jesus, Saviour,
whose name was announced
to Joseph by an angel.

Come and save your people from their sins.

Light from uncreated light,
be present to all gathered in your name.

Let us rejoice at your coming now
and at the hour of our death.


During the Advent season may Almighty God
let the light of His son shine upon us.

May he fill our hearts with joy at his coming
and lead us to life everlasting.


Amen.