N004 – Fourth 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 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.

Sunday Benedictus and Magnificat Antiphons

 

At 1st  Vespers (12/17/2016): 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 Vespers (12/218/2016): 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).

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N003 – Third 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 and reigneth with the Father and the Holy Ghost, world without end. Amen.

 

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 Let a man so account of us, as of the ministers of Christ, and stewards of the mysteries of God.  Moreover it is required in stewards, that a man be found faithful. But with me it is a very small thing that I should be judged of you, or of man’s judgment: yea, I judge not mine own self. For I know nothing by myself; yet am I not hereby justified: but he that judgeth me is the Lord. Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord come, who both will bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and will make manifest the counsels of the hearts: and then shall every man have praise of God.

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 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?  Jesus answered and said unto them, Go and shew John again those things which ye do hear and see:  The blind receive their sight, and the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, and the poor have the gospel preached to them.  And blessed is he, whosoever shall not be offended in me.  And as they departed, Jesus began to say unto the multitudes concerning John, What went ye out into the wilderness to see? A reed shaken with the wind?  But what went ye out for to see? A man clothed in soft raiment? behold, they that wear soft clothing are in kings’ houses.  But what went ye out for to see? A prophet? yea, I say unto you, and more than a prophet.  For this is he, of whom it is written, Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, which shall prepare thy way before thee.

 

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

The Old Testament lessons in the Daily Office for the week to come are set out below:

 

Sunday Monday

 

Tuesday

 

Wednesday

 

Thursday

 

Friday Saturday
Matins Isa. 35 Isa. 29:1-14 Is. 30:8-17 Jer. 23:9-15 Isa. 32:1-20 Jer. 23:23-32 Mal. 2:1-9
Vespers Isa. 26:1-11 Isa. 29:15 Isa. 30:18-26 Jer. 23:16-22 Isa. 33:1-10 Jer. 26:1-15 Mal. 3:1-6

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

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.

 

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N002 – Second 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 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.

Epistle: Romans 15:4-13. Whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope.  Now the God of patience and consolation grant you to be likeminded one toward another according to Christ Jesus:  That ye may with one mind and one mouth glorify God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.  Wherefore receive ye one another, as Christ also received us to the glory of God.  Now I say that Jesus Christ was a minister of the circumcision for the truth of God, to confirm the promises made unto the fathers:  And that the Gentiles might glorify God for his mercy; as it is written, For this cause I will confess to thee among the Gentiles, and sing unto thy name.  And again he saith, Rejoice, ye Gentiles, with his people.  And again, Praise the Lord, all ye Gentiles; and laud him, all ye people.  And again, Esaias saith, There shall be a root of Jesse, and he that shall rise to reign over the Gentiles; in him shall the Gentiles trust. Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.

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 And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring;  Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken. And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory.  And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh. And he spake to them a parable; Behold the fig tree, and all the trees;  When they now shoot forth, ye see and know of your own selves that summer is now nigh at hand. So likewise ye, when ye see these things come to pass, know ye that the kingdom of God is nigh at hand. Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass away, till all be fulfilled. Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away.

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

The Old Testament lessons in the Daily Office for the week to come are set out below:

 

Sunday Monday

 

Tuesday

 

Wednesday

 

Thursday

 

Friday Saturday
Matins Isa. 55 Isa. 8:1-22 Is. 9:18-10:4 Isa. 11:1-16 Isa. 13:1-5, 16-22 Isa. 24:16b-23 Isa. 28:1-13
Vespers Isa. 11:1-10 Isa. 9:1-17 Isa. 10:5-21 Isa. 12 Isa. 13:6-15 Isa. 26:11-19 Isa. 28:14-22

Sunday Benedictus and Magnificat Antiphons

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

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

At 2nd Vespers: 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.

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