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Sermon for Ash Wednesday (Advent’s Recording)

Introit: Ps. 57:1-3a,c; antiphon: Wisdom 11:24-26
Gradual: Ps. 57:1a, 3a
Old Testament: Joel 2:12-19/n or Jonah 3:1-10
Psalm 51:1-13 (14-19) (antiphon: v. 17)
Epistle: 2 Peter 1:2-11
Tract: Ps. 103:10; 79:8a, 9a
Gospel: Matt. 6:(1-6) 16-21

Collect: Almighty and everlasting God, You despise nothing You have made and forgive the sins of all who are penitent. Create in us new and contrite hearts that, lamenting our sins and acknowledging our wretchedness, we may receive from You full pardon and forgiveness; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

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