Today's Readings

Second Sunday of Advent

Year A RCL 12/4/2016 A.D.

The Collect


Merciful God, who sent your 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 lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.  Amen.

Isaiah 11:1-10
First Lesson

Psalm 72:1-7, 18-19 Page 685, BCP
The Psalm

Romans 15:4-13
The Epistle

Matthew 3:1-12

The Sunday Lectionary is a three year cyclical lectionary. The year which will begin with Advent in 2016 will be Year A. The year which ended November 26, 2016 was Year C.

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