Monday 30 November — Andrew, Apostle and Martyr

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

Andrew: Deuteronomy 30.11-14 | Psalm 19.1-6 | Romans 10.8-18 | Matthew 4:18-22 |

Of the Day: Isaiah 2.1-5 | Psalm 122 | Matthew 8.5-11 |

On the Mystery of the Incarnation
by Denise Levertov (1923–1997)

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 innocent form
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.


Almighty God,
as your kingdom dawns,
turn us from the darkness of sin to the
light of holiness,
that we may be ready to meet you
in our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ.

St Andrew's

The pipe organ of St Andrew's Cathedral, Sydney, manufactured and installed by William Hill & Sons in 1866.

The medal-winning Romanian orthodox male choir "Armonia" sings: Praise to the Glorious Saint, Martyr and Apostle Andrew, the First-called, the Enlightener of Romania and Patron of the Most Holy Church of Constantinople.

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