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  • [Catholic Caucus] Monday of the Third Week of Advent (Gueranger)

    12/18/2017 7:37:53 AM PST · by CMRosary
    Regem venturum Dominum, venite, adoremus. Come, let us adore the King our Lord, who is to come. De Isaia Propheta. From the Prophet Isaias. Cap. xxviii. Ch. xxviii. Hæc dicit Dominus Deus: Ecce ego mittam in fundamentis Sion lapidem, lapidem probatum, angularem, pretiosum, in fundamento fundatum; qui crediderit, non festinet. Et ponam in pondere judicium, et justitiam in mensura; et subvertet grando spem mendacii, et protectionem aquae inundabunt. Et delebitur foedus vestrum cum morte, et pactum vestrum cum inferno non stabit. Thus saith the Lord God: Behold I will lay a stone in the foundations of Sion, a tried...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Second Antiphon (Gueranger)

    12/18/2017 7:36:42 AM PST · by CMRosary
    SECOND ANTIPHON O ADONAI, et dux domus Israël, qui Moysi in igne flammć rubi apparuisti, et ei in Sina legem dedisti; veni ad redimendum nos in brachio extenso. O ADONAI, and leader of the house of Israel, who appearedst to Moses in the fire of the flaming bush, and gavest to him the law on Sinai; come and redeem us by thy outstretched arm. O SOVEREIGN LORD! O Adonai! come and redeem us, not by thy power, but by thy humility. Heretofore, thou didst show thy self to Moses thy servant in the midst of a mysterious flame; thou...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 12-18-17

    12/17/2017 9:13:32 PM PST · by Salvation · 23 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 12-18-17 | Revised New American Bible
    December 18, 2017 Monday of the Third Week of Advent Reading 1 Jer 23:5-8 Behold, the days are coming, says the LORD,when I will raise up a righteous shoot to David;As king he shall reign and govern wisely,he shall do what is just and right in the land.In his days Judah shall be saved,Israel shall dwell in security.This is the name they give him:"The LORD our justice." Therefore, the days will come, says the LORD,when they shall no longer say, "As the LORD lives,who brought the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt";but rather, "As the LORD...
  • [Catholic Caucus] The Greater Advent Antiphons -->

    12/17/2017 1:44:48 PM PST · by CMRosary
    Also known as the Greater Advent Antiphons, the O Antiphons are Magnificat antiphons used at Vespers (around sunset) of the last seven days of Advent preceding the vigil of Christmas. Each antiphon is a name of Christ, one of his attributes mentioned in Scripture. They are: DECEMBER 17: O Sapientia (O Wisdom)DECEMBER 18: O Adonai (O Lord)DECEMBER 19: O Radix Jesse (O Root of Jesse)DECEMBER 20: O Clavis David (O Key of David)DECEMBER 21: O Oriens (O Dayspring)DECEMBER 22: O Rex Gentium (O King of the Gentiles)DECEMBER 23: O Emmanuel (O God is with Us) The hymn O come,...
  • Praying the O Antiphons: An Ancient Advent Tradition [Catholic Prayer]

    12/17/2017 10:24:11 AM PST · by Salvation · 3 replies
    Catholic Company.com ^ | December 16, 2016 | Gretchen Filz
    Praying the O Antiphons: An Ancient Advent Tradition December 16, 2016 By Gretchen Filz During the final days of Advent, the anticipation increases as the birth of the Savior draws nearer and nearer. In the eight days before Christmas this anticipation is marked by something special that happens in the prayers of the Liturgy of the Hours. The antiphons of Evening Prayer (Vespers) during the week before Christmas welcome the birth of the Savior by heralding one of His resplendent Biblical titles along with a special petition in light of that title.It is a liturgical tradition started in the...
  • Sweet, Beautiful, Soul-Saving Joy – A Homily for the Third Sunday of Advent

    12/17/2017 9:57:02 AM PST · by Salvation · 2 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 12-16-17 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Sweet, Beautiful, Soul-Saving Joy – A Homily for the Third Sunday of Advent Msgr. Charles Pope • December 16, 2017 • This Sunday is traditionally called Gaudete Sunday, based on the Introit for the day: Gaudete in Domino semper, iterum dico, Gaudete (Phil 4:4) (Rejoice in the Lord always, again I say, Rejoice). Today, this theme is developed most fully in the 2nd reading, which is from 1 Thessalonians. It also begins with the salutation and imperative, “Rejoice always.”Let’s take a closer look at that reading and what is meant by the admonition to “rejoice.”The text begins, Rejoice always....
  • [Catholic Caucus] The Third Sunday of Advent (Gueranger)

    12/17/2017 3:55:58 AM PST · by CMRosary · 1 replies
    Violet or Rose Privileged Sunday of the Second Class (Semidouble) TODAY AGAIN, the Church is full of joy, and the joy is greater than it was. It is true that her Lord is not come; but she feels that he is nearer than before, and therefore she thinks it just to lessen somewhat the austerity of this penitential season by the innocent cheerfulness of her sacred rites. And first, this Sunday has had the name of Gaudete given to it, from the first word of the Introit; it also is honored with those impressive exception which belong to the...
  • [Catholic Caucus] The Commencement of the Great Antiphons (Gueranger)

    THE CHURCH enters today on the seven days which precede the Vigil of Christmas, and which are known in the Liturgy under the name of the Greater Ferias. The ordinary of the Advent Office becomes more solemn; the Antiphons of the Psalms both for Lauds and the Hours of the day are proper, and allude expressly to the great Coming. Every day at Vespers is sung a solemn Antiphon, which consists of a fervent prayer to the Messias, whom it addresses by one of the titles given him by the sacred Scriptures. In the Roman Church, there are seven...
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 12-17-17, Third Sunday of Advent, Gaudete Sunday

    12/16/2017 9:44:12 PM PST · by Salvation · 50 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 12-17-17 | Revised New American Bible
    December 17, 2017 Third Sunday of Advent Reading 1 Is 61:1-2a, 10-11 The spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me,because the LORD has anointed me;he has sent me to bring glad tidings to the poor,to heal the brokenhearted,to proclaim liberty to the captivesand release to the prisoners,to announce a year of favor from the LORDand a day of vindication by our God. I rejoice heartily in the LORD,in my God is the joy of my soul;for he has clothed me with a robe of salvationand wrapped me in a mantle of justice,like a bridegroom adorned with a diadem,like...
  • "When the Messiah Gives You a Makeover" (Sermon for the Third Sunday in Advent, on Isaiah 61)

    12/16/2017 2:15:24 PM PST · by Charles Henrickson · 5 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | December 17, 2017 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “When the Messiah Gives You a Makeover” (Isaiah 61:1-4, 10-11) Have you ever seen one of those makeover shows on TV? My daughter used to watch one. It was called “What Not to Wear.” The idea of the show was that they would select a woman whose wardrobe and appearance wasn’t that great. Then they would help her pick out some new clothes that would look better on her. They would give her a nice haircut and do up her makeup. So this woman, who at the start of the program was looking all drab and dowdy, by the end...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Saturday of the Second Week of Advent (Gueranger)

    12/16/2017 5:12:56 AM PST · by CMRosary
    Regem venturum Dominum, venite, adoremus. Come, let us adore the King our Lord, who is to come. De Isaia Propheta. From the Prophet Isaias. Cap. xxv. Ch. xxv. Domine, Deus meus es tu; exaltabo te, et confitebor nomini tuo: quoniam fecisti mirabilia, cogitationes antiquas fideles. Amen. Quia posuisti civitatem in tumulum, urbem fortem in ruinam, domum alienorum: ut non sit civitas, et in sempiternum non ædificetur. Super hoc laudabit te populus fortis; civitas gentium robustarum timebit te: quia factus es fortitudo pauperi, fortitudo egeno in tribulatione sua, spes a turbine, umbraculum ab æstu; spiritus enim robustorum quasi turbo impellens...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 12-16-17

    12/15/2017 8:43:40 PM PST · by Salvation · 32 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 12-16-17 | Revised New American Bible
    December 16, 2017 Saturday of the Second Week of Advent Reading 1 Sir 48:1-4, 9-11 In those days,like a fire there appeared the prophet Elijahwhose words were as a flaming furnace.Their staff of bread he shattered,in his zeal he reduced them to straits;By the Lord's word he shut up the heavensand three times brought down fire.How awesome are you, Elijah, in your wondrous deeds!Whose glory is equal to yours?You were taken aloft in a whirlwind of fire,in a chariot with fiery horses.You were destined, it is written, in time to cometo put an end to wrath before the day...
  • Arise and Go Home - A Mid-Advent Reflection on What Our Savior Offers

    12/15/2017 8:37:45 AM PST · by Salvation · 2 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 12-14-17 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Arise and Go Home - A Mid-Advent Reflection on What Our Savior Offers Msgr. Charles Pope • December 14, 2017 • The Gospel for Mass earlier this week (Monday of the Second Week of Advent) is the well-known story of the paralytic. There are many wonderful details that I could discuss (e.g., the four friends who bring him to Jesus—talk about great friends!), but I’d like to focus today on Jesus’ command: “Rise, take up your stretcher, and go home.” It is a small picture of the grace unto salvation that is offered to us by the Lord. Here...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Friday of the Second Week of Advent (Gueranger)

    12/14/2017 10:04:51 PM PST · by CMRosary
    Regem venturum Dominum, venite, adoremus. Come, let us adore the King our Lord, who is to come. De Isaia Propheta. From the Prophet Isaias. Cap. xix. Ch. xix. Ecce Dominus dissipabit terram: et nudabit eam, et affliget faciem ejus, et disperget habitatores ejus. Et erit sicut populus, sic sacerdos; et sicut servus, sic dominus ejus; sicut ancilla, sic domina ejus; sicut emens, sic ille qui vendit; sicut foenerator, sic is qui mutuum accipit; sicut qui repetit, sic qui debet. Dissipatione dissipabitur terra, et direptione prædabitur; Dominus enim locutus est verbum hoc. Luxit, et defluxit terra, et infirmata est; defluxit...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 12-15-17

    12/14/2017 8:33:51 PM PST · by Salvation · 32 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 12-15-17 | Revised New American Bible
    December 15, 2017 Friday of the Second Week of Advent Reading 1 Is 48:17-19 Thus says the LORD, your redeemer,the Holy One of Israel:I, the LORD, your God,teach you what is for your good,and lead you on the way you should go.If you would hearken to my commandments,your prosperity would be like a river,and your vindication like the waves of the sea;Your descendants would be like the sand,and those born of your stock like its grains,Their name never cut offor blotted out from my presence. Responsorial Psalm Ps 1:1-2, 3, 4 and 6 R. (see John 8:12) Those who...
  • "New Heavens and a New Earth" (Advent sermon on 2 Peter 3:8-14)

    12/14/2017 6:20:50 PM PST · by Charles Henrickson · 4 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | December 13, 2017 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “New Heavens and a New Earth” (2 Peter 3:8-14) This year’s theme for our Advent midweek services is “Waiting for the Day of the Lord.” We’re looking at the Epistle readings for the first three weeks of Advent, all of which are about looking forward to the second coming of Christ and, in view of that, how to live now while we’re waiting for that day. Last week we began by looking at the biblical background of the term, “The Day of the Lord.” We saw it as a day of both judgment and salvation--judgment for the unbelieving world, but...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Thursday of the Second Week of Advent (Gueranger)

    12/13/2017 9:05:00 PM PST · by CMRosary
    Regem venturum Dominum, venite, adoremus. Come, let us adore the King our Lord, who is to come. De Isaia Propheta. From the Prophet Isaias. Cap. xix. Ch. xix. Onus Ægypti. Ecce Dominus ascendet super nubem levem, et ingredietur Ægyptum, et commovebuntur simulacra Ægypti a facie ejus, et cor Ægypti tabescet in medio ejus, et concurrere faciam Ægyptios adversus Ægyptios; et pugnabit vir contra fratrem suum, et vir contra amicum suum, civitas adversus civitatem, regnum adversus regnum. The burden of Egypt. Behold the Lord will ascend upon a swift cloud, and will enter into Egypt, and the idols of Egypt...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 12-14-17, M, St. John of the Cross, Priest & Doctor/Church

    12/13/2017 8:55:03 PM PST · by Salvation · 35 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 12-14-17 | Revised New American Bible
    December 14, 2017 Memorial of Saint John of the Cross, Priest and Doctor of the Church Reading 1 Is 41:13-20 I am the LORD, your God,who grasp your right hand;It is I who say to you, "Fear not,I will help you."Fear not, O worm Jacob,O maggot Israel;I will help you, says the LORD;your redeemer is the Holy One of Israel.I will make of you a threshing sledge,sharp, new, and double-edged,To thresh the mountains and crush them,to make the hills like chaff.When you winnow them, the wind shall carry them offand the storm shall scatter them.But you shall rejoice in...
  • Look for Christ in Advent and Do Not Be Dismayed

    12/13/2017 8:39:26 AM PST · by Salvation · 21 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 12-12-17 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Look for Christ in Advent and Do Not Be Dismayed Msgr. Charles Pope • December 12, 2017 • Wedding at Cana, “Do whatever he tells you.”During Advent we are reminded to look to Christ and ask for His presence in our life so that we can become deeper, brighter, and richer by His grace. One of our unfortunate tendencies is to be dismayed by the world around us. We must be soberly aware of both the events and conditions in our world—sober, not drunk with excessive attention on 24/7 news feeds.In our spiritual lives, too, we ought to be...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Wednesday of the Second Week of Advent (Gueranger)

    12/12/2017 9:02:23 PM PST · by CMRosary
    Regem venturum Dominum, venite, adoremus. Come, let us adore the King our Lord, who is to come. De Isaia Propheta. From the Prophet Isaias. Cap. xvi. Ch. xvi. Emitte agnum, Domine, dominatorem terrae, de petra deserti ad montem filiae Sion. Et erit: sicut avis fugiens, et pulli de nido avolantes, sic erunt filiæ Moab in transcensu Arnon. Ini consilium, coge concilium; pone quasi noctem umbram tuam in meridie; absconde fugientes, et vagos ne prodas. Habitabunt apud te profugi mei; Moab, esto latibulum eorum a facie vastatoris: finitus est enim pulvis, consummatus est miser, defecit qui conculcabat terram. Et praeparabitur...