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Sermon: Advent 1b – November 30, 2014

The Rev. Dr. William Heisley

Lessons: Isaiah 64:1-9; Psalm 80; 1 Corinthians 1:3-9; Mark 13:24-37

“Let us attend!”  The ancient cry goes out in Orthodox liturgies, “Let us attend!”  And people are drawn, people are commanded to listen to the words of Holy Scripture as recorded by one of the four evangelists.

“Let us attend!”  is the Eastern Church’s “The Holy Gospel according to…”  And “Let us attend!” is the Orthodox churches’ “Watch.”  “Keep awake – for you do not know when the master of the house will come, in the evening, or at midnight, or at cockcrow, or at dawn, or else he may find you asleep when he comes suddenly.”  “Let us attend.”  We do not know the hour of the coming of Christ, but we know that he is coming. (more…)