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Monday Evening


Following the Sunday of Advent One


Part 1. From the Divine Office




O God, come to my assistance,
O Lord, make haste to my help me.
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit.
As it was in the beginning is now and ever shall be,
world without end. Amen.



Acclamations For Reflection

Week 1.     Celebrating the prophecies of our Messiah’s coming,
   His birth, and His return at the end of time.

  • In that day the mountains shall drop down sweetness, and the hills shall flow with milk and honey, Halleluia.
  • Be glad, O daughter of Sion, and rejoice heartily, O daughter Jerusalem, Halleluia.


  • Behold the Lord shall come, and all His Saints with Him: and there shall be a great light in that day, Halleluia.
  • All you who thirst, come to the waters; seek the Lord while He may be found, Halleluia.


  • Behold the great Prophet shall come, and He will renew Jerusalem, Halleluia.

From Psalm 114 [115]


I love the Lord because he has heard my voice in supplication,

Because he has inclined his ear to me the day I called.

The cords of death encompassed me; the snares of the nether world seized upon me;

I fell into distress and sorrow, And I called upon the name of the Lord,

“O Lord save my life.”

Gracious is the Lord and just; yes, our God is merciful.

The Lord keeps the little ones; I was brought low, and he saved me.


Return O my soul to your tranquility for the Lord has been good to you.

For he has freed my soul from death, my eyes from tears, my feet from stumbling.

I shall walk before the Lord in the lands of the living.


Glory be to the Father, and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit.

As it was in the beginning is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.


Reading — Genesis 49: 1, 2 and 10




Then Jacob summoned his sons and said: “Come together, I will tell you what shall befall you in days to come. Gather together and listen, you sons of Jacob, listen to Israel your father”.

“The sceptre # shall not depart from Juda, nor the staff from between his feet, until he comes who is to be sent, and he shall be the expectation of the nations.”

# Emblem of royal power.


Alternative Readings

Old Testament The Gospels Epistles of St. Paul Other Epistles

Hymn as a Prayer

1. Jesus, loving Creator of the heavenly bodies, eternal light of the faithful and Redeemer of all men, hear Your suppliants’ prayers

2. For, urged on by generous love, You became a healing power to a sick world to prevent it being, through the devil’s wiles, sick even to its death.

3. You went forth as a sinless victim from Mary’s sacred womb to die on the Cross to atone for the sin of all mankind.


4. The might of Your glory and the reverence which the very mention of Your name inspires are so great that heaven and hell tremble and adore.

5. We implore You, our mighty Judge at the last day, defend us with the arms of heavenly grace from our enemies.

6. Strength, honour, praise, glory Be to God the Father together with the Son and the Holy Paraclete, for ever and ever. Amen.

V. Drop down dew, you heavens, from above, and let the clouds rain the Just One.

R. Let the earth be opened and bud forth the Saviour


Mary’s Hymn of Praise — St. Luke 1: 46 — 55


Elizabeth, mother of John the Baptist (Luke 1: 41 — 45), acclaimed Mary, warmly with the words: “Blessed are you among women and blessed is the fruit of your womb” — to which Mary replied in her prophetic hymn.



Lift up your eyes Jerusalem, and see how mighty is your King. Behold your Saviour comes to loose you from your chains.


Seek the Lord while He may be found; Call to Him while He is near.


After me is coming One mightier than I, the strap of whose sandal I am not worthy to loose.


I am expecting the Lord my Saviour, and will bid Him welcome when he approaches.


Out of Egypt have I called My Son. He shall come to save His people.


My soul magnifies the Lord.

And my spirit rejoices in God my saviour.

Because he has regarded the lowliness of his handmaid, for behold; henceforth all generations shall call me blessed,

Because he who is mighty has done great things for me, and holy is his name.

And His mercy is from generation to generation toward those who fear him. —

He has shown might with his arm; he has scattered the proud in the conceit of their heart.


He has put down the mighty from their thrones and has exalted the lowly.

The hungry he has filled with good things and the rich he has sent empty away. —

He has given help to Israel his servant, mindful of his mercy.

(As he promised our fathers) towards Abraham and his descendants forever.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit.

As it was in the beginning is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.


Repeat the appointed antiphon of the day.


The Lord’s Prayer



Our Father who art in heaven
Hallowed be thy name
Thy kingdom come
Thy will be done
On earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread;
And forgive us our trespasses
As we forgive those who trespass against us;
And lead us not into temptation,
But deliver us from evil.




Our Father, in heaven,
Hallowed be Your Name,
Your Kingdom come,
Your will be done,
On earth as in heaven,
Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins
as we forgive those who sin against us.
Save us from the time of trial,
and deliver us from evil.







O Lord, we implore You, stir up Your power and come; that by Your protection we may deserve to be rescued from the threatening dangers of our sins, and to be saved by Your deliverance. Who live and reign with God the Father, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God, world without end. Amen.




V. Our help is in the Name of the Lord.

R. Who made heaven and earth.


May the all powerful
and merciful Lord, Father, Son and Holy Spirit,
bless and preserve us.


Part 2. Devotions Throughout Advent | Part 3. The Angelus

Part 4. Prayers For Protection