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Tuesday Evening

 

Following Sunday of Advent Two

 

Part 1. From the Divine Office

 

 

Opening

 

O God, come to my assistance,
O Lord, make haste to 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.

Halleluia.

 

Acclamations For Reflection

Week 2.     Celebrating the prophecies of our Messiah’s coming,
   His birth, and His return at the end of time.

 
 
 
 
  • Behold in the clouds of heaven the Lord shall come with great power, Halleluia.
 
  • Zion is the city of our strength, the Saviour will be its wall and bulwark; open the gates, for God is with us, Halleluia.

 

 

  • Behold the Lord will come, and will not disappoint; if He delays, wait for Him, for He will surely come, and will not be late, Halleluia.
 
  • Mountains and hills will sing praise before God, and all the trees of the forest will clap their hands, because the Lord and Ruler is coming into His eternal Kingdom, Halleluia, Halleluia.

 

  • Behold, our Lord shall come with power, to enlighten the eyes of His servants, Halleluia.
 
 

From Psalm 124 [125]

Unshaken Trust of the Faithful
 

Those who trust in the Lord are as Mount Zion, which is immovable, which abides forever.

Mountains surround Jerusalem: so the Lord surrounds his people, both now and forever.

Therefore the sceptre of the wicked shall not rest upon the allotted land of the just, lest the just stretch out their hands toward evil.

 

Deal kindly, O Lord, with the good and the upright of heart.

But as for them who go astray on crooked paths, may the Lord drive them away with the evil-doers: peace be upon Israel!

 

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 — Romans 15: 4 — 6

 
Everything written before our time was written for our instruction, that we might derive hope from the lessons of patience and the words of encouragement in the Scriptures. May God, the source of all patience and encouragement, enable you to live in perfect harmony with one another according to the spirit of Christ Jesus, so that with one heart and voice you may glorify God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.
 
 

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.

 
 
 
Antiphon
   
       

Monday

Behold, the King is coming, the Lord of all the earth! He himself will strike off from us our yoke of bondage.

Tuesday

A voice cries out in the wilderness: Prepare the way of the Lord, make straight the paths of our God.

Wednesday

You shall yet be built anew, O Sion, and you shall see the Righteous One, who shall come to you.

Thursday

The one who will come after me existed before me; His sandals I am not worthy to loosen.

Friday

Sing a new song to the Lord; let his praises resound to the end of the earth.

 

       

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.

       
 

 

 
Antiphon

Repeat the appointed antiphon of the day.

 
 

The Lord’s Prayer

 
 

Traditional

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.

Amen.

 

Contemporary

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.

Amen.

 

Prayer

 

 

 

Stir up, we implore You, O Lord, Your power and come; that by Your protection we may deserve to be rescued from the threatening danger of our sins, and through Your deliverance be saved. Who lives and reigns with God the Father in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God, forever and ever. Amen.

 

Closing

   
 

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.

Amen.

 

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

Part 4. Prayers For Protection