Wednesday 4 December

Reveal among us the light of your presence, that we may behold your power and glory.

Readings (Click the links to see the readings)

Isaiah 25.6-10 | Psalm 23 | Matthew 15.29-37 |

On the Mystery of the Incarnation

It's when we face for a moment
the worst our kind can do, and shudder to know
the taint in our own selves, that awe
cracks the mind's shell and enters the heart:
not to a flower, not to a dolphin,
to no innoc

but to this creature vainly sure
it and no other is god-like, God
(out of compassion for our ugly
failure to evolve) entrusts,
as guest, as brother,
the Word.
— Denise Levertov (1923–1997)


Jesus our Prince of Peace, we pray that every time a carol is sung, a Christmas greeting spoken, a children's play performed, that your name be honoured and glorified and that hard hearts be melted to receive you afresh. Amen
—Lynne Newland

Justice, mercy and peace

Conspiracy The

Jesus feeds the crowd (Painting source not known)

Tomás Luis de Victoria (1548? - 1611) O Magnum Mysterium. The Sixteen, cond. Harry Christophers.

O great mystery, and wonderful sacrament, that animals should see the new-born Lord, lying in a manger! Blessed is the Virgin whose womb was worthy to bear Christ the Lord. Alleluia!

May the Lord, when he comes, find us watching and waiting. Amen.

St Philip's Anglican Church, corner Moorhouse and Macpherson Streets, O'Connor, ACT 2602