Thursday, November 28, 2013

Romans 14:17-19 - ...'To give light to those who walk in Darkness, who live in the shadow of Death'


The kingdom of God does not mean eating or drinking this or that, it means righteousness and peace and joy brought by the Holy Spirit. If you serve Christ in this way you will please God and be respected by men. So let us adopt any custom that leads to peace and our mutual improvement.
Short Responsory
At the break of day I will reflect on you, O Lord.
– At the break of day I will reflect on you, O Lord.
Lord, you have been my help.
– At the break of day I will reflect on you, O Lord.
Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit.
– At the break of day I will reflect on you, O Lord.


Canticle Benedictus

The Messiah and his forerunner

Give your people knowledge of salvation, Lord, and forgive us our sins.
Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel,
for he has come to his people and brought about their redemption.
He has raised up the sign of salvation
in the house of his servant David,
as he promised through the mouth of the holy ones,
his prophets through the ages:
to rescue us from our enemies
and all who hate us,
to take pity on our fathers,
to remember his holy covenant
and the oath he swore to Abraham our father,
that he would give himself to us,
that we could serve him without fear
– freed from the hands of our enemies –
in uprightness and holiness before him,
for all of our days.
And you, child, will be called the prophet of the Most High:
for you will go before the face of the Lord to prepare his path,
to let his people know their salvation,
so that their sins may be forgiven.
Through the bottomless mercy of our God,
one born on high will visit us
to give light to those who walk in darkness,
who live in the shadow of death;
to lead our feet in the path of peace.
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.
Give your people knowledge of salvation, Lord, and forgive us our sins.

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