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The Rev. Dr. Peter Toon: On the Collect for the First Sunday in Advent

December 3, 2019

Here is another thought on the Collect for the First Sunday in Advent – this one being a post by wyclif, and featuring the words of Fr. Peter Toon.  In keeping with the theme of “preparation”, Fr. Toon states that

In some forms of churchmanship Advent is regarded as a time of penitence, a kind of short Lent. Such may be based upon the words ‘cast away the works of darkness’, which requires not only effort (assisted by divine grace) but self- examination to become aware of sin and darkness in the heart, mind and soul. Further, the theme of the Second Advent calls forth from the people of God, fasting and prayer as they watch and pray.

Let us make full use of it and pray its words with appropriate piety and reverence.

That’s certainly not all he says, so please go read the rest of wyclif’s post!

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