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Third Sunday of Advent
First Class
Rose or Purple

[Latin Text]

Introit: Philippians iv: 4-6

Rejoice in the Lord always;  again I say, rejoice.  Let your modesty be known  to all men, for the Lord is nigh.  Be not solicitous, but in everything by  prayer let  your petitions be made known to God.  [Ps.] Lord, Thou  has blessed Thy land.  Thou hast turned away the captivity of Jacob.  Glory be....  Rejoice in the Lord....

The Gloria in excelsis is omitted in Masses of  the Advent season.


Incline Thine  ear to  our prayers,  we beseech  Thee, O  Lord;  and enlighten the  darkness of  our minds  by the grace of Thy visitation. Who livest and reignest....

 Collects of the Season

Epistle: Philippians iv: 4-7

  A reading  from the  epistle of  blessed Paul  the  Apostle  to  the Philippians:
Brethren:  Rejoice in  the Lord always;  again I say, rejoice.  Let your modesty  be known  to all  men, for  the Lord  is nigh.   Be  not solicitous,  but  in  everything  by  prayer  and  supplication,  with thanksgiving, let  your petitions be made known to God.  And the peace of God, which surpasseth all understanding, keep your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Gradual: Ps. lxxix: 2-3 & 2

Thou, O  Lord, that sittest upon the Cherubim, stir up Thy might and come.   Give ear, O Thou that rulest Israel; that rulest Joseph like a sheep.
Alleluia, alleluia.   Stir  up, O  Lord, Thy might, and come to save us.  Alleluia.


Gospel: John i: 19-23

    +     The continuation of the Holy Gospel according to John.
At that time,  the  Jews sent  from Jerusalem  priests and levites to John, to  ask him,  "Who art  thou?"  And he confessed, and he did not deny; and  he confessed,  "I am  not the Christ."  And they asked him, "What then?   Art thou Elias?"  And he said, "I am not."  Art thou the Prophet?   And he  answered, "No."   They said, therefore to him, "Who art thou,  that we  may give  an answer  to them  that sent  us?  What sayest thou  of thyself?"   He  said, "I am the voice of one crying in the wilderness,  'Make straight  the way  of the  Lord,' as  said  the Prophet Isaias."   And they that were sent were of the Pharisees.  And they asked  him, and said to him, "Why then dost thou baptize, if thou art not  the Christ,  nor Elias, nor the Prophet?  John answered them, saying, "I baptize with water, but there has stood One in the midst of you, whom  you know not.  The same is He that shall come after me, who is preferred  before me,  the strap  of whose  shoe I am not worthy to loose."   These things were done in Bethania, beyond the Jordan, where John was baptizing.


Offertory: Ps. lxxxiv: 2-3

Lord, Thou  hast blessed  Thy land.    Thou  hast  turned  away  the captivity of Jacob.  Thou hast forgiven the iniquity of Thy people.


May the  sacrifice of  our devotion,  we beseech  Thee, O  Lord,  be always offered  unto Thee;  that it may both fulfill the end for which Thou didst  institute this  sacred Mystery, and wonderfully work in us Thy salvation.

Secret Prayers of the Season

Preface of the Trinity on Sundays

Common Preface on ferial days

Communion: Isaias xxxv: 4

Say to the fainthearted, take courage and fear not.  Behold, our God will come and He will save us.


We implore  Thy mercy,  O Lord,  that  these  divine  Mysteries,  by atoning for our sins, may prepare us for the coming festival.  Through our Lord  Jesus Christ,  Thy Son,  who with  the Holy  Ghost and  Thee livest and reignest, one God, world without end.

Postcommunion Prayers of the Season

"Benedicamus Domino" replaces "Ite, Missa est" in all Masses (except Requiem Masses) in which the "Gloria in excelsis" is omitted.


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