Exciting Holiness

Collects & Readings
for the Festivals & Lesser Festivals

of the Calendar
of the Church of England

authorised for use
Advent Sunday, 1997

"The celebration of the Holy Spirit
at work in many different ways
in the lives of Christian men and women
down the ages,
whose examples excite us to holiness,
is a sign of the great cloud of witnesses
with which we are surrounded."

From the essay
Daily Prayer in the Life of the Church
Celebrating Common Prayer
(which first appeared in The Daily Office SSF 1981)