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These readings are from the Anglican Church of Canada’s adaptation of the Revised Common Lectionary. On Sundays and feast days there is a link to the full readings.

Third Sunday of Advent (Violet or Rose or Blue)

Sunday, December 16th, 2018

Morning Prayer: Ps 63:1–8 (9–11), 98; Is 13:6–13; Heb 12:18–29;
Coll 270

Holy Eucharist: Propers 270; Zeph 3:14–20; Canticle 3 (Is 12:2–6); Phil 4:4–7;
Lk 3:7–18; Preface of Advent

Evening Prayer: Ps 103; (Am 9:11–15); Jn 3:22–30; Coll 270

In some places, this day is known as “Gaudete” Sunday and rose-coloured vestments are worn. A Christmas crèche may be erected in
the church for Advent 4, but hopefully not before 17 December when
the Advent readings and prayers begin to focus on the Christmas
story. The image of the Child is not placed in the crèche until
immediately before, or at the end of, the first service of Christmas on
24 December.

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