Saturday, 2 December 2017

Mass readings in Scots: First Sunday of Advent (Year B)

Gospel reading
Mark 13:33-37

[Jesus said to his disciples:]

 “Tak ye tent! watch and pray! for ye kenna whan the time is. As a man bidin in a far-awa lan’; wha has left his hoose, and gien authoritie to his servants; to ilka ane his wark; and commandit the porter to tak gude tent; tak ye gude tent, thar-for! for ye kenna whan the maister o’ the hoose comes hame; gin it be at e’en, or at midnicht, or at the cock crawin, or at the dawin; least, comin on ye o’ a suddaintie, he find ye sleepin! And what I say to you, I say to a’ -tak tent!”

[From The New Testament in Braid Scots William Wye Smith (1904) here]


  1. There's always something comforting about seeing the annual return of the Advent candles on Lazarus's blog!

    1. Ha! (Or should that be 'Ho!'?) Yes, I admit to quite looking forward to it too! Hope you are having a blessed Advent.