Carol Service 4 p.m.
LORDE rayse up (we pray the) thy power, and come among us, and with great might succour us; that whereas, through our synnes and wickednes, we be soore lette and hindred, thy bountifull grace and mercye, through the satisfaccion of thy sonne our Lord, may spedily deliver us; to whom with thee and the holy gost be honor and glory, worlde without ende.
Collect for the fourth sonday in Advent 1549 BCP
And in the sixth moneth, the Angel Gabriel was sent from God, vnto a citie of Galilee, named Nazareth, to a virgin, spoused to a man whose name was Ioseph, of the house of Dauid, and the virgins name was Marie. And the Angel went in vnto her, and sayde: Hayle [thou that art] freelie beloued, the Lorde is with thee, blessed art thou among women.
Luke 1.26 - 28 Bishops’ Bible 1568
God our redeemer,
who prepared the blessed Virgin Mary
to be the mother of your Son:
Grant that, as she looked for his coming as our saviour,
so we may be ready to greet him
when he comes again as our judge;
who is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.
Collect Two for the Fourth Sunday of Advent CofI BCP 2004
In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a town in Galilee called Nazareth, to a virgin engaged to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. And he came to her and said, ‘Greetings, favoured one! The Lord is with you.’
Luke 1.26 - 28 NRSV