Icon of Second Coming
circa 1700
Sotheby’s: Icons, Russian Pictures and Works of Art, London, 1991
Public Domain

The Collect

O God, whose blessed Son was manifested that he might destroy the works of the devil, and make us the sons of God, and heirs of eternal life: Grant us, we beseech thee, that, having this hope, we may purify ourselves, even as he is pure; that, when he shall appear again with power and great glory, we may be made like unto him in his eternal and glorious kingdom; where with thee, O Father, and thee, O Holy Ghost, he liveth and reigneth, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

The Epistle and Gospel

1 John 3:1-8Matthew 24:23-31