Collect
First Sunday of Advent
December 1, 2019 A.D.

Almighty God, give us grace to cast away the works of darkness, and put on the armor of light, now in the time of this mortal life in which your Son Jesus Christ came to visit us in great humility; that in the last day, when he shall come again in his glorious majesty to judge both the living and the dead, we may rise to the life immortal; through him who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.  Amen.

Last Sunday after Pentecost | November 24th 2019  Readings

Thanksgiving Day | November 28th 2019  Readings

First Sunday of Advent | December 1st 2019  Readings

Second Sunday of Advent | December 8th 2019  Readings

The Readings follow the Lectionary for "Year C" for that week. Previous years link below. Christ Church uses Track 2 of the readings.


Lectionary

Sunday Eucharistic and Daily Office Readings (Calendar View)
according to the use of The Episcopal Church.

LECTIONARY November 2019  LECTIONARY December 2019  LECTIONARY January 2020

What is the  Revised Common Lectionary

Years A, B & C Sunday Services
(replacement pages for 1979 BCP)  Revised Common Lectionary

The 1979 Book of Common Prayer Web Link.  Click for Prayer Book

The 1928 Book of Common Prayer PDF.  Click for Prayer Book

The 1662 Book of Common Prayer PDF.  Click for Prayer Book

Christ Church Readings / Lectionary Archives Year A
Christ Church Readings / Lectionary Archives Year B
Christ Church Readings / Lectionary Archives Year C

Index to Lesser Feasts and Fasts and Newer Commemorations.


What are “Track 1” and “Track 2”?

During the long green season after Pentecost, there are two tracks (or strands) each week for Old Testament readings. Within each track, there is a Psalm chosen to accompany the particular lesson.

The Revised Common Lectionary allows us to make use of either of these tracks, but once a track has been selected, it should be followed through to the end of the Pentecost season, rather than jumping back and forth between the two strands.

The first track of Old Testament readings (“Track 1”) follows major stories and themes, read mostly continuously from week to week. In Year A we begin with Genesis, in Year B we hear some of the great monarchy narratives, and in Year C we read from the later prophets.

A second track of readings (“Track 2”) follows the Roman Catholic tradition of thematically pairing the Old Testament reading with the Gospel reading, often typologically—a sort of foretelling of Jesus Christ’s life and ministry, if you will. This second track is almost identical to our previous Book of Common Prayer lectionary.

Within each track there may be additional readings, complementary to the standard reading; these may be used with the standard reading, or in place of it.

(credit to The Rev Dr. J. Barrington Bates)

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