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Sunday, June 24, 2018
9:00 am High Altar

THE NATIVITY OF SAINT JOHN THE BAPTIST

In 2012 and 2007, the feast day fell on a Sunday, which created the opprotunity for these sermons:

You might also find these other recent sermons about John the Baptist helpful:

Note how the calendar works. Today we celebrate the Nativity of Saint John the Baptist, which means he was less than one month from birth when Mary visited Elizabeth, which we celebrated on The Feast of the Visitation on May 31, a time when John is said to have leaped in the womb of his mother at the arrival of Mary carrying Jesus.

Collect:

Almighty God, by whose providence thy servant John the Baptist was wonderfully born, and sent to prepare the way of thy Son our Savior by preaching repentance: Make us so to follow his doctrine and holy life, that we may truly repent according to his preaching; and after his example constantly speak the truth, boldly rebuke vice, and patiently suffer for the truth's sake; through the same thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

This 45 minute service at the High Altar includes lessons, prayers, hymns, a sermon, and Holy Communion. The music is sung by the congregation and incense is used. For the 9am service only, worshipers are invited to sit in the choir stalls behind the choir in the chancel, or (as always) in the pews below on the floor of the nave.

Celebrant: Fr Daniels

Preacher: Fr Daniels

Deacon: Fr Turner

Subdeacon: Mr Stanford

Rite: Rite I

Lesson: Isaiah 40:1-11

Gospel: Luke 1:57-80


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