2nd Sunday in Advent

The Collect

Blessed Lord, who hath 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. Amen

Book of Common Prayer

Old Testament Reading

Wisdom hath builded her house, she hath hewn out her seven pillars.

Proverbs 9: 1

New Testament Reading

Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me.

John 5: 39

Meditation

Without insulation nothing can be concentrated, and without concentration no magic action could be carried out.

Oswald Wirth, The Tarot of the Magicians, p. 98

Liturgical Affirmation

Scindite corda vestra et non vestimenta vestra.

Canet tuba, et mortui resurgent incorrupti.

Ego Sapientia habito in consilio et eruditis intersum cogitationibus.

Rend your hearts and not your garments. The trump shall sound, and the dead shall arise incorruptible. I, Wisdom, dwell in counsel and am found among erudite contemplations.

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