Saturday 5 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 30.19-26 | Ps 147.1-6 | Matthew 9.35-10.8

Advent Antiphons
—Sr. M. Charlita, IHM

From Mary's sweet silence,
Come, Word mutely spoken!
Pledge of our real life,
Come, Bread yet unbroken!
Seed of the Golden Wheat,
In us be sown.
Fullness of true Light,
Through us be known.
Secret held tenderly,
Guarded with Love,
Cradled in purity,
Child of the Dove,


In the diversity of your creation, maker of all, you call us to be many and one. Give us a fresh vision of your peace as we seek to heal the divisions of the past. Make us receptive and open to a new present and future together as we strive to fulfil the hope of your Son and our Saviour Jesus Christ, that all may be one as you are one. (ABM)

Praise the Lord! … He determines the number of the stars; he gives to all of them their names. Ps 147.1,4

Voie Lactée vue depuis la Plaine des Cafres / The Milk Way above the Cafres Plateau [detail]. Luc Perrot Photographies, 2015.

Psalm 147, Scottish Psalter 1650. Tune: Thanksgiving. Sung by Jason Coghill.

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