St John the Baptist
Leonardo da Vinci
between 1513 and 1516
Louvre, Paris, France
Public Domain

The 1662 Book of Common Prayer

The Collect

O LORD Jesu Christ, who at thy first coming didst send thy messenger to prepare thy way before thee: Grant that the ministers and stewards of thy mysteries may likewise so prepare and make ready thy way, by turning the hearts of the disobedient to the wisdom of the just, that at thy second coming to judge the world we may be found an acceptable people in thy sight, who livest and reignest with the Father and the Holy Spirit, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

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The Epistle and Gospel

1 Corinthians 4:1-5Matthew 11:2-10

Commentary

Biennial Bible Reading Plan

Psalter Lessons, Holy Days, and Commemorations

13-DecLucia of Syracuse, MartyrPsalm 131 (Coverdale)Psalm 131
14-DecNicasius of Rheims, MartyrPsalm 132 (Coverdale)Psalm 132
15-Dec Psalms 133-134 (Coverdale)Psalms 133-134
16-DecHaggaiPsalm 135 (Coverdale)Psalm 135
17-Dec Psalm 136 (Coverdale)Psalm 136
18-Dec Psalm 137 (Coverdale)Psalm 137
19-Dec Psalm 138 (Coverdale)Psalm 138

Lessons From the Old and New Testaments

Sunday, December 13, 2020Zechariah 4 The 3rd Sunday in Advent
Monday, December 14, 2020Zechariah 5 Revelation 11
Tuesday, December 15, 2020Zechariah 6 Revelation 12
Wednesday, December 16, 2020Zechariah 7 Revelation 13
Thursday, December 17, 2020Zechariah 8 Revelation 14
Friday, December 18, 2020Zechariah 9 Revelation 15
Saturday, December 19, 2020Zechariah 10 Revelation 16