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Collects And Readings

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The Fifth Sunday before Advent
The Sunday between 23 and 29 October Year B

Collect One

Blessed Lord,
who hast caused all holy Scriptures to be written for our learning;
Grant that we may in such wise hear them,
read, mark, learn and inwardly digest them,
that by patience, and comfort of thy holy Word,
we may embrace, and ever hold fast
the blessed hope of everlasting life,
which thou hast given us in our Saviour Jesus Christ.

Collect Two

Blessed Lord,
who caused all holy Scriptures to be written for our learning:
Help us to hear them,
to read, mark, learn and inwardly digest them
that, through patience, and the comfort of your holy word,
we may embrace and for ever hold fast
the blessed hope of everlasting life,
which you have given us in our Saviour Jesus Christ.

The First Reading - Ecclesiastes 11 and 12

The Psalm - Psalm 119: 121-136

The Second Reading - 2 Timothy 2: 1-7

The Gospel Reading - Luke 18: 9-14

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Post Communion Prayer

God of all grace,
your Son Jesus Christ fed the hungry
with the bread of his life and the word of his kingdom.
Renew your people with your heavenly grace,
and in all our weakness
sustain us by your true and living bread,
who is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,one God, now and for ever.


Saint Simon and Saint Jude Year B

Collect One

O almighty God,
who hast built thy Church upon the foundation
of the apostles and prophets,
Jesus Christ himself being the head corner-stone;
Grant us so to be joined together
in unity of spirit by their doctrine,
that we may be made an holy temple acceptable unto thee;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Collect Two

Almighty God,
who built your Church upon the foundation
of the apostles and prophets
with Jesus Christ himself as the chief corner-stone:
So join us together in unity of spirit by their doctrine
that we may be made a holy temple acceptable to you;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

The First Reading - Wisdom 5: 1-16 or Isaiah 45: 18-25

The Psalm - Psalms 116, 117

The Second Reading - Luke 6: 12-16

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Post Communion Prayer

Lord God,
the source of truth and love:
Keep us faithful to the apostles’ teaching and fellowship,
united in prayer and the breaking of bread,
and one in joy and simplicity of heart,
in Jesus Christ our Lord.