Sunday 9 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)

Malachi 3:1-4 | Song of Zechariah, Benedictus (APBA, p. 10) | Philippians 1:1-11 | Luke 3:1-6

The Wicked Fairy at the Manger U. A. Fanthorpe

My gift for the child:
No wife, kids, home;
No money sense. Unemployable.
Friends, yes. But the wrong sort —
The workshy, women, wogs,
Petty infringers of the law, persons
With notifiable diseases,
Poll tax collectors, tarts;
The bottom rung.

…His end?
I think we'll make it
Public, prolonged, painful.

Right, said the baby. That was roughly
What we had in mind.
— From Christmas Poems - BC:AD, Peterloo Poets.


God of love, Father of all,
the darkness that covered the earth
has given way to the bright dawn of your Word made flesh.
Make us a people of this light.
Keep us faithful to your Word
that we may bring your life to the waiting world.
We ask through Christ our Lord. Amen.
—International Committee on English in the Liturgy

Sagrada Familia

Windows in the Basilíca de la Sagrada Família, Barcelona.

Benedictus from the The Armed Man mass by Karl Jenkins,
Landesjugendchor Voices, men's choir Götzis, chamber choir Vocale Neuburg, dir. Oskar Egle,
April 2012, in Götzis, Vorarlberg

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