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SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT – YEAR C by Fr. Linh

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Gospel Reading: Luke 3:1-6

 

All flesh shall see the salvation of God.

 

In the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar, when Pontius Pilate was governor of Judea, and Herod was tetrarch of Galilee, and his brother Philip tetrarch of the region of Ituraea and Trachonitis, and Lysanias was tetrarch of Abilene, during the high priesthood of Annas and Caiaphas, the word of God came to John the son of Zechariah in the desert.

 

John went throughout the whole region of the Jordan, proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins, as it is written in the book of the words of the prophet Isaiah: A voice of one crying out in the desert: “Prepare the way of the Lord, make straight his paths. Every valley shall be filled and every mountain and hill shall be made low. The winding roads shall be made straight, and the rough ways made smooth, and all flesh shall see the salvation of God.”

 

 

Saint’s Words:

O come, O come, Emmanuel,

And ransom captive Israel,

That mourns in lonely exile here,

Until the Son of God appear.

Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel

Shall come to thee, O Israel.

 

Anonymous (Veni, Veni Emmanuel; tr. J. Neale 13th century)

 

 

Advent Prayer:

Come, long-expected Jesus.

Excite in me a wonder at the wisdom and power of Your Father and ours.

Receive my prayer as part of my service of the Lord

who enlists me in God's own work for justice.

 

Come, long-expected Jesus.

Excite in me a hunger for peace: peace in the world,

peace in my home, peace in myself.

 

Come, long-expected Jesus.

Excite in me a joy responsive to the Father's joy.

I seek His will so I can serve with gladness, singing and love.

 

Come, long-expected Jesus.

Excite in me the joy and love and peace

it is right to bring to the manger of my Lord.

 

Raise in me, too,

sober reverence for the God who acted there,

hearty gratitude for the life begun there,

and spirited resolution to serve the Father and Son.

 

I pray in the name of Jesus Christ,

whose advent I hail.

 

Amen.  


 

This article was published on Sunday 06 December, 2009.

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