N004 – 4th Sunday of Advent

4th Sunday of Advent

The Collect: O Lord, raise up, we pray thee, thy power, and come among us, and with great might succor us; that whereas, through our sins and wickedness, we are sore let and hindered in running the race that is set before us, thy bountiful grace and mercy may speedily help and deliver us. Through Jesus Christ our Lord, to whom, with thee and the Holy Ghost, be honour and glory, world without end.

The Minor Propers:

November 9, 2014

The Introit. Isaiah 45. (Rorate cæli) Drop down, ye heavens, from above, and let the skies pour down righteousness: let the earth open and bring forth the Saviour.  Ps. 19. The heavens declare the glory of God: and the firmament showeth his handy-work.

Epistle: Philippians 4:4-7

Gradual & Alleluia. Ps 145. The Lord is nigh unto all them that call upon him: yea, all such as call upon him faithfully. My mouth shall speak of the praise of the Lord: and let all flesh give thanks unto his holy Name. Alleluia, alleluia. Come, O Lord, and tarry not: forgive the misdeeds of thy people Israel. Alleluia.

Gospel: St. John 1:19-28

Offertory. Luke 1. Hail, Mary, full of grace; the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women and blessed is the Fruit of thy womb.  

Communion. Isaiah 7. Behold, a Virgin shall conceive and bear a Son: and his Name shall be called Emmanuel.

At the Divine Office –

Benedictus and Magnificat Antiphons


At 1st  Evening Prayer (12/19/2015): O Root of Jesse, Which standest for an ensign of the people (Isa 11:10), at Whom Kings shall shut their mouths, unto Whom the Gentiles shall seek (Isa 52:15): Come and deliver us, and tarry not (Hab 2:3).

At Morning Prayer: Hail, Mary, thou that art full of grace, the Lord is with thee; blessed art thou among women, alleluia.

At 2nd Evening Prayer (12/20/2015): O Key of David (Apoc 3:7), and Scepter of the House of Israel; that openest and no man shutteth, and shuttest, and no man openeth (Isa 22:22): Come, and bring the prisoner out of the prison house, them that sit in darkness and the shadow of death (Ps 107:10).



N003 – 3rd Sunday of Advent

3rd Sunday of Advent

Gaudate Sunday

The Collect: O Lord Jesus Christ, who at thy first coming didst send thy messenger to prepare thy way before thee; Grant that the ministers and stewards of thy mysteries may likewise so prepare and make ready thy way, by turning the hearts of the disobedient to the wisdom of the just, that at thy second coming to judge the world we may be found an acceptable people in thy sight. Who livest….

The Minor Propers:

The Introit. Philippians 4. (Gaudete) Rejoice in the Lord alway, and again I say, Rejoice: let your moderation be known unto all men, for the Lord is at hand. Be careful for nothing, but in every thing by prayer let you requests be made known unto God.  Ps. 85. Lord, thou art become gracious unto thy land: thou hast turned away the captivity of Jacob.

Epistle: I Corinthians 4:1-5

Gradual & Alleluia. Ps 80. Thou that sittest upon the Cherubim, stir up thy strength, O Lord, and come. Hear, O thou Shepherd of Israel: thou that leadest Joseph like a sheep. Alleluia, alleluia. Ps 80. Stir up thy strength, O Lord, and come and help us. Alleluia.

Gospel: St. Matthew 11:2-10

Offertory. Ps 80. Lord, thou art become gracious unto thy land: thou hast turned away the captivity of Jacob: thou hast forgiven the offence of thy people.  

Communion. Isaiah 35. Say to them that are of a fearful heart: Be strong, and fear not: behold our God will come and save us.

At the Divine Office:

Benedictus and Magnificat Antiphons

At 1st  Vespers: Before me there was no God formed, neither shall there be after me: unto me every knee shall bow, and me shall every tongue confess.

 At Matins: Now when John had heard in the prison the works of Christ, he sent two of his disciples, and said unto him: Art thou he that should come, or do we look for another?

 At 2nd Vespers: Art thou he that should come, or do we look for another: Go and shew John those things which ye do see: the blind receive their sight, the dead are raised, and the poor have the gospel preached unto them, alleluia.

N002 – 2nd Sunday of Advent

2nd Sunday of Advent

The Collect: Blessed Lord, who hast caused all holy Scriptures to be written for our learning; Grant that we may in such wise hear them, read, mark, learn and inwardly digest them, that by patience and comfort of thy holy Word, we may embrace, and ever hold fast, the blessed hope of everlasting life, which thou hast given us in our Saviour Jesus Christ: Who liveth and reigneth with thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end.

The Minor Propers:

The Introit. Isaiah 30. (Populus Sion) People of Sion, behold: the Lord is near at hand to redeem the nations: and in the gladness of your heart the Lord shall cause his glorious voice to be heard.  Ps. 80. Hear O thou Shepherd of Israel: thou that leadest Joseph like a sheep.

Gradual & Alleluia. Ps 50. Out of Sion hath God appeared in perfect beauty. Gather my Saints together unto me, those that have made a covenant with me with sacrifice. Alleluia, alleluia. Ps 123. I was glad when they said unto me: we will go into the house of the Lord. Alleluia.

Gospel: St. Luke 21:25-33

Offertory. Ps 85. Wilt thou not turn again, O God, and quicken us that thy people may rejoice in thee? Show us thy mercy, O Lord, and grant us thy salvation.  

Communion. From Baruch 5. Arise, O Jerusalem, and stand on high, and behold the joy that cometh unto thee from thy God.

At the Divine Office: 

Benedictus and Magnificat Antiphons

At 1st  Evening Prayer: Come, O Lord, in peace; visit us with thy salvation, that we may rejoice before thee with a perfect heart.

 At Morning Prayer: He shall sit upon the throne of David, and of his kingdom there shall be no end, alleluia!

 At 2nd Evening Prayer: Blessed art thou, O Mary, for thou hast believed the Lord: and there shall be a performance in thee of those things which were told thee from the Lord, alleluia.