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advent candle

(Photo credit: Mindful One)

Greetings to you on this first, crisp December day of Advent! During this season of anticipation, the Daughters of the Kyrie Eleison chapter are sharing collects both familiar and new. We hope that as you light the first of the Advent candles tonight that you, too, will “put on the armor of light” and join us in marking the season.

Almighty God, give us grace to cast away the works of darkness, and put on the armor of light, now in the time of this mortal life in which your son Jesus Christ came to visit us in great humility; that in the last day, when he shall come again in his glorious majesty to judge both the living and the dead, we may rise to the life immortal; through him who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

– A Collect for the First Sunday of Advent, BCP, pg. 211