Sunday 25th November 2018

Sunday Next Before Advent - Christ The King

Scripture Readings | Music

 

Collect

Collect

Eternal Father,
whose Son Jesus Christ ascended to the throne of heaven
that he might rule over all things as Lord and King:
keep the Church in the unity of the Spirit
and in the bond of peace,
and bring the whole created order to worship at his feet;
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

 

Old Testament

Daniel 7:9-10,13,14

   9I beheld till the thrones were cast down, and the Ancient of days did sit, whose garment was white as snow, and the hair of his head like the pure wool: his throne was like the fiery flame, and his wheels as burning fire.

   10A fiery stream issued and came forth from before him: thousand thousands ministered unto him, and ten thousand times ten thousand stood before him: the judgment was set, and the books were opened.

   13I saw in the night visions, and, behold, one like the Son of man came with the clouds of heaven, and came to the Ancient of days, and they brought him near before him.

   14And there was given him dominion, and glory, and a kingdom, that all people, nations, and languages, should serve him: his dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and his kingdom that which shall not be destroyed.

 

Epistle

Revelation 1:4b-8

   4John to the seven churches which are in Asia: Grace be unto you, and peace, from him which is, and which was, and which is to come; and from the seven Spirits which are before his throne;

   5And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood,

   6And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.

   7Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen.

   8I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.

 

Psalm

Psalm 93

   1The LORD reigneth, he is clothed with majesty; the LORD is clothed with strength, wherewith he hath girded himself: the world also is stablished, that it cannot be moved.

   2Thy throne is established of old: thou art from everlasting.

   3The floods have lifted up, O LORD, the floods have lifted up their voice; the floods lift up their waves.

   4The LORD on high is mightier than the noise of many waters, yea, than the mighty waves of the sea.

   5Thy testimonies are very sure: holiness becometh thine house, O LORD, for ever.

 

Gospel

John 18:33-37

   33Then Pilate entered into the judgment hall again, and called Jesus, and said unto him, Art thou the King of the Jews?

   34Jesus answered him, Sayest thou this thing of thyself, or did others tell it thee of me?

   35Pilate answered, Am I a Jew? Thine own nation and the chief priests have delivered thee unto me: what hast thou done?

   36Jesus answered, My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now is my kingdom not from hence.

   37Pilate therefore said unto him, Art thou a king then? Jesus answered, Thou sayest that I am a king. To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth. Every one that is of the truth heareth my voice.

 

Introit

King of glory, King of peace

Complete Anglican - 375

Gradual

Glorious things of thee are spoken

Complete Anglican - 205

Offertory

From heaven you came

Complete Anglican - 195

Communion

Jesus, remember me

Complete Anglican - 931

Anthem

Recessional

Rejoice, the Lord is King

Complete Anglican - 580