Tuesday 11 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 40.1-11 | Ps 96.7-13 | Matthew 18.12-14 Stable
From an altarpiece by Gentile da Fabriano. 1423. Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence.

The stable
Sr. M. Chrysostom, OSB

The winds were scornful,
Passing by;
And gathering Angels
Wondered why A burdened Mother
Did not mind
That only animals
Were kind. For who in all the world
Could guess
That God would search out
— in Robert, Cyril. Mary Immaculate: God's Mother and Mine. New York: Marist Press, 1946.


O God
Who by a star
guided the wise men to the worship of your Son
we pray you to lead to yourself
the wise and great of every land
that unto you every knee may bow,
and every thought be brought into captivity
to Jesus Christ our Lord.

Christmas in the Scrub by Leigh Newton

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