Advent

December 22

Evening Prayer


The first part of the Office is from the current weekday of Advent:

Week 3

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Week 4

Sunday
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READING           James 5:7-8,9b
Be patient, my brothers, until the coming of the Lord. See how the farmer awaits the precious yield of the soil. He looks forward to it patiently while the soil receives the winter and the spring rains. You, too, must be patient. Steady your hearts, because the coming of the Lord is at hand. See! The judge stands at the gate.


RESPONSORY
Come and set us free, Lord God of power and might.
 - Come and set us free, Lord God of power and might.
Let your face shine upon us and we shall be saved,
 - Lord God of power and might.
Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit,
 - Come and set us free, Lord God of power and might.


MAGNIFICAT (Canticle of Mary)
Antiphon:

O Rex Gentium, et desideratus earum, lapisque angularis, qui facis utraque unum: veni, et salva hominem, quem de limo formasti.
O King of all the nations, the only joy of every human heart; O Keystone of the mighty arch of man, come and save the creature you fashioned from the dust.


INTERCESSIONS
To Christ our Lord, who humbled himself for our sake, we joyfully say:

                          Come, Lord Jesus!

Lord Jesus, by your coming you rescued the world from sin,
 - cleanse our souls and bodies from guilt.

By the mystery of your incarnation we are made your brothers and sisters,
 - do not let us become estranged from you.

Do not judge harshly,
 - those you redeemed with such great cost.

No age, O Christ, is without your goodness and holy riches,
 - enable us to merit the unfading crown of glory.

Lord, to you we commend the souls of your departed servants,
 - having died to the world, may they be alive in you for ever.


Our Father...


COLLECT
O God, who, seeing the human race fallen into death,
willed to redeem it by the coming of your Only Begotten Son,
grant, we pray,
that those who confess his Incarnation with humble fervor
may merit his company as their Redeemer.
Who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.


May the Lord bless us, protect us from all evil and bring us to everlasting life. Amen.





The English translation of Psalm Responses, Alleluia Verses, Gospel Verses from Lectionary for Mass 1969, 1981, 1997, International Commission on English in the Liturgy Corporation (ICEL); the English translation of Antiphons, Invitatories, Responsories, Intercessions, Psalm 95, the Canticle of the Lamb, Psalm Prayers, Non-Biblical Readings from The Liturgy of the Hours 1973, 1974, 1975, ICEL; excerpts from the English translation of The Roman Missal 2010, ICEL. All rights reserved. Used with permission.

 
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