Carissimi: Today’s Mass; Feria II of Advent III

The Brighton Oratory

advent3Feria II of the Third Sunday of Advent: MissaGaudéte

Truly we should rejoice in the Lord: Gaudéte in Dómino. This is introduced in the Introit and carried throughout the Mass, especially the Epistle where St. Paul tells the Philippians, “The Lord is nigh, rejoice in the Lord.” We pray that our faith and hope in Jesus Christ our Lord, always increase! Like St. John, Precursor of Our Lord, who announced the coming of the Messiah, telling of His majesty and greatness, we must join the Baptist in effacing ourselves before Him never be afraid to give testimony of the true Light – the Savior of the world. At Christmas Christ will come to deliver us more and more from the bondage of sin.

INTROIT  Philippians 4: 4-6

Rejoice in the Lord always: again I say, rejoice. Let your modesty be known to all men: for the Lord is…

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