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The Second Sunday in Advent – Advent II

INTROIT Isaiah 30. Populus Sion.

People of Sion, behold, the Lord is nigh at hand to redeem the nations: and in the gladness of your heart the Lord shall cause his glorious voice to be heard.

Psalm 78. Hear, O thou Shepherd of Israel: thou that leadest Joseph like a sheep.

V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

People of Sion, behold, the Lord is nigh at hand to redeem the nations: and in the gladness of your heart the Lord shall cause his glorious voice to be heard.

COLLECT

Let us pray: Stir up our hearts, O Lord to prepare the ways of thine only-begotten Son: that through his Advent; we may be found worthy to serve thee with purified minds: Who with thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, liveth and reigneth God, world without end. (Amen)

Let us pray: O God, who among the wonders of Thy power hast granted even to the weaker sex the triumph of martyrdom: mercifully grant that we who celebrate the heavenly birthday of blessed Barbara. Thy virgin and martyr, may, through her example, advance nearer to Thee. Through Jesus Christ thy Son: Who liveth and reigneth with thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost: ever one God, world without end. (Amen)

Let us pray: O God, who wast pleased that thy Word should take flesh of the womb of the blessed Virgin Mary at the message of an Angel: grant to thy humble servants; that we, who believe her to be truly the Mother of God, may be aided by her intercession before thee. Through the same Lord Jesus Christ thy Son: Who liveth and reigneth with thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost: ever one God, world without end. (Amen)

The Lesson from the Epistle of blessed Paul the Apostle to the Romans 15:4-13.

Brethren: 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 like-minded 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 Psalm 48.

Out of Sion hath God appeared, in perfect beauty.

V. Gather my saints together unto me, those that have made a covenant with me with sacrifice.

Alleluia, alleluia.

V. Psalm 121. I was glad when they said unto me: we will go into the house of the Lord.

Alleluia.

The Continuation of the holy Gospel according to Matthew 11:2-10.

At that time, 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 show 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 Psalm 83.

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.

SECRET

Let us pray: We beseech thee, O Lord, mercifully to accept the prayers and sacrifices of thy humble servants: that we, who cannot of our own prayers and merits help ourselves, may be defended by thy succor. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, thy Son, Who liveth and reigneth with thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost: ever one God, world without end. (Amen)

Let us pray: Receive O Lord the gifts which we ring on the solemnity of blessed Barbara. Thy virgin and martyr, through whose intercession we hope for deliverance. Through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord: Who liveth and reigneth with thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost: ever one God, world without end. (Amen)

Let us pray: We beseech thee, O Lord, stablish in our hearts the mysteries of thy true religion: that, as we do believe thy Son, conceived of a Virgin, to be very God and very man, so by the power of his resurrection we may be found worthy to attain to everlasting felicity. Through the same Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord: Who liveth and reigneth with thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost: ever one God, world without end. (Amen)

PREFACE

It is very meet, right, and our bounden duty, that we should at all times, and in all places, give thanks unto thee, O Lord, holy Father, almighty, everlasting God: Who with thine only begotten Son and the Holy Ghost art one God, one Lord: not one only person, but three persons in one substance. For that which by thy revelation we believe of thy glory, the same we believe of thy Son, the same of the Holy Ghost, without any difference or inequality. That in the confession of the true and everlasting Godhead, distinction in Persons, unity in essence, and equality in majesty may be adored. Which the Angels and Archangels, the Cherubim also and Seraphim praise: who cease not daily to cry out, with one voice saying:

COMMUNION Baruch 5 & 4.

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

POSTCOMMUNION

Let us pray: Grant O Lord: that we may so wait for thy loving-kindness in the midst of thy temple; that we may, with worthy reverence, draw nigh to the coming festival of our redemption. Through our Lord, Jesus Christ, thy Son, Who liveth and reigneth with thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost: ever one God, world without end. (Amen)

Let us pray: May the mysteries which we received be a help unto us, O Lord, and through the intercession of blessed Barbara. Thy virgin and martyr, may they cause us to rejoice in Thine everlasting protection.  Through our Lord, Jesus Christ, thy Son, Who liveth and reigneth with thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost: ever one God, world without end. (Amen)

Let us pray: We beseech thee, O Lord, pour thy grace into our hearts: that, as we have known the incarnation of thy Son Jesus Christ by the message of an Angel; so by his cross and passion we may be brought unto the glory of his resurrection. Through the same Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord: Who liveth and reigneth with thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost: ever one God, world without end. (Amen)