Monthly Archives: December 2014

GLORIOUS MAJESTY Advent retreat

GLORIOUS MAJESTY For the opening prayer: The prostration prayers of Orthodox Vespers. The Advent Collect describes the second coming of Jesus – the last day as coming in ‘Glorious Majesty.’ Let us today ask for grace to adore Christ who … Continue reading

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Great Humility: Advent Retreat 4

In the Advent Collect we pray to Almighty God in knowledge that his Son came to us, in this mortal life, with Great Humility. Here we touch the mystery of the first coming of Christ – his Incarnation. The Great … Continue reading

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Mortal Life – Advent Retreat 3

‘THIS MORTAL LIFE’ In the Advent Collect we pray that we may have grace ‘to cast away the works of darkness and put on the armour of light now in the time of this mortal life.’ ‘The time’ is our … Continue reading

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ADVENT RETREAT – Put on the armour of light

ARMOUR OF LIGHT The second petition of the Advent Collect asks for grace to ‘put upon us the armour of light.’ As we reflected earlier, our Baptism in water follows a prayer of deliverance ‘from the powers of darkness’. We … Continue reading

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The Advent Collect – retreat address.

ALMIGHTY GOD, GIVE US GRACE THAT WE MAY CAST AWAY THE WORKS OF DARKNESS AND PUT UPON US THE ARMOUR OF LIGHT, NOW IN THE TIME OF THIS MORTAL LIFE, IN WHICH THY SON JESUS CHRIST CAME TO US IN … Continue reading

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