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The Second Sunday of Advent (B)

Liturgical Color: Violet [Note: The color blue is not an authorized liturgical color in the United States. Its unfortunate occurrence during the season of Advent or for Marian feasts is not legitimate.]

Themes: majesty, power, mercy, glory, promise, reform, royal lineage of Christ

Entrance Antiphon [Introit]:

O people of Sion, behold, the Lord will come to save the nations, and the Lord will make the glory of his voice heard in the joy of your heart. based on Isaiah 30:19,30 [Roman Missal]

Populus Sion, ecce Dominus veniet ad salvandas gentes: et auditam faciet Dominus gloriam vocis suae, in laetitia cordis vestri.
Ps.Qui regis Israel, intende: qui deducis velut ovem Ioseph. [Graduale Romanum, p.18]

Populus Sion, ecce Dominus veniet ad salvandas gentes: et auditam faciet Dominus gloriam vocis suae, in laetitia cordis vestri.
Ps.Qui regis Israel, intende: qui deducis velut ovem Ioseph. [Gregorian Missal, p.169]

Choose one Antiphona ad introitum and Psalmus from either of the two Masses for Advent [Graduale simplex, pp.53-63]

Collect:

Al-mighty and merciful God,
may no earthly undertaking hinder those
who set out in haste to meet your Son,

but may our learning of heavenly wisdom
gain us admittance to his company.

Who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Ho-ly Spirit,
one God, for ev-er and ev-er. A-men.

Lectionary Readings:

  • Isaiah 40:1-5,9-11 [Then the glory of the Lord will be revealed. /v.5]
  • Psalm 85:9-10 / 11-12 / 13-14 [R. Lord, let us see your kindness, and grant us your salvation. /v.8]
  • II Peter 3:8-14 [The day of the Lord will come like a thief. /v.10]
  • Gospel Verse: Luke 3:4,6 [Prepare the way of the Lord, make straight his paths: all flesh shall see the salvation of God.]
  • Mark 1:1-8 [Make ready the way of the Lord, make His paths straight. /v.3]

Offertory Antiphon:

You will turn toward us, O God, and restore our life again, and your people will rejoice in you. Show us, Lord, your mercy and grant us your salvation. Psalm 85:7-8 **
Verses of Psalm 25 can also be sung between repetitions of the antiphon.

Deus tu convertens vivificabis nos, et plebs tua laetabitur in te: ostende nobis, Domine, misericordiam tuam, et salutare tuum da nobis. [Graduale Romanum, p.20]

Deus tu convertens vivificabis nos, et plebs tua laetabitur in te: ostende nobis, Domine, misericordiam tuam, et salutare tuum da nobis. [Gregorian Missal, p.172]

Choose one Antiphona ad offertorium and Psalmus from either of the two Masses for Advent [Graduale simplex, pp.53-63]

Prayer over the Offerings:

Be pleased, O Lord, with our humble prayers and offerings,
and, since we have no merits to plead our cause,

come, we pray, to our rescue
with the protection of your mercy.

Through Christ our Lord. A-men.

Preface I of Advent: [The two comings of Christ]

It is truly right and just, our duty and our salvation,
always and everywhere to give you thanks,
Lord, holy Father, almighty and eternal God,
through Christ our Lord.

For he assumed at his first coming
the lowliness of human flesh,
and so fulfilled the design you formed long ago,
and opened for us the way to eternal salvation,
that, when he comes again in glory and majesty
and all is at last made manifest,
we who watch for that day
may inherit the great promise
in which now we dare to hope.

And so, with Angels and Archangels,
with Thrones and Dominions,
and with all the hosts and Powers of heaven,
we sing the hymn of your glory,
as without end we acclaim:

Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God of hosts…

Communion Antiphon:

Jerusalem, arise and stand upon the heights, and behold the joy which comes to you from God.Baruch 5:5; 4:36 [Roman Missal]

Ierusalem surge, et sta in excelso: et vide iucunditatem, quae veniet tibi a Deo tuo. Baruch 5:5; 4:36 [Graduale Romanum, p.515]
Psalm 147:12,13,14,15,17,18,20 can also be sung between repetitions of this antiphon.

Ierusalem surge, et sta in excelso: et vide iucunditatem, quae veniet tibi a Deo tuo. Psalm 85:13 [Gregorian Missal, p.595]

Choose one Antiphona ad communionem and Psalmus from either of the two Masses for Advent [Graduale simplex, pp.53-63]

Prayer after Communion:

Re-plenished by the food of spiritual nourishment,
we humbly beseech you, O Lord,

that, through our partaking in this mystery,
you may teach us to judge wisely the things of earth
and hold firm to the things of heaven.

Through Christ our Lord. A-men.

Solemn Blessing: [1. Advent]

May the almighty and merciful God,
by whose grace you have placed your faith
in the First Coming of his Only Begotten Son
and yearn for his coming again,
sanctify you by the radiance of Christ's Advent
and enrich you with his blessing. Amen.

As you run the race of this present life,
may he make you firm in faith,
joyful in hope and active in charity. Amen.

So that, rejoicing now with devotion
at the Redeemer's coming in the flesh,
you may be endowed with the rich reward of eternal life
when he comes again in majesty. Amen.

** An official, approved English translation of the Offertory Antiphon has never been published. The offertory antiphon used here is from the New American Bible, a Scripture translation approved for liturgical use in the United States.

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