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Stir up Sunday

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A popular name given to the Sunday next before Advent, from the first two words with which the Collect for the Day begins, viz.: "Stir up, we beseech Thee, O Lord, the wills of Thy faithful people," etc. This Sunday is the end of the Christian Year, and consequently a time of review, gathering up the fragments that remain, that so with renewed strength and stronger purpose—stirred up wills, we may enter on the new year which begins on the following Sunday.


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Miller, William James. Entry for 'Stir up Sunday'. The American Church Dictionary and Cyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/acd/s/stir-up-sunday.html. 1901.

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