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1st Sunday in Advent
1st Sunday in Advent — Ad Te Levavi
Liturgical Color: Purple or Blue
Old Testament: Jeremiah 33:14-18
Epistle: Romans 13:11-14
Gospel: Matthew 21:1-9
Epistle: Colossians 1:12-23
Gospel: Luke 1:1-25
Stir up, we beseech Thee, Thy power, O Lord, and come, that by Thy protection we may be rescued from the threatening perils of our sins, and saved by Thy mighty deliverance; who livest and reignest with the Father and the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.
Alternative Collect (VD)
Lord God, heavenly Father, we thank Thee, we bless and praise Thee forever, that Thou didst send Thy Son to rule over us poor sinners, who for our transgressions did justly deserve to remain in the bondage of sin and Satan, and didst give us in Him a meek and righteous King, who by His death became our Savior from sin and eternal death: We beseech Thee so to enlighten, govern and direct us by Thy Holy Spirit, that we may ever remain faithful to this righteous King and Savior, and not, after the manner of the world, be offended with His humble form and despised word, but, firmly believing in Him, obtain eternal salvation; through the same, Thy beloved Son, Jesus Christ, our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, one true God, world without end. Amen.
Introit (Psalm 25:1-4)
Unto Thee, O Lord do I lift up my soul: O my God, I trust in Thee; Let me not be ashamed: Let not mine enemies triumph over me; Yea, let none that wait on Thee be ashamed. Show me Thy ways, O Lord: teach me Thy paths. Glory be to the Father …
Gradual (Psalm 25:3-4; 85:7)
All they that wait for Thee shall not be ashamed, O Lord. Show me Thy ways, O LORD: teach me Thy paths. Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Show us Thy mercy, O LORD: and grant us Thy salvation. Hallelujah!
Hallelujah (Psalm 25:6)
Hallelujah! Remember, O LORD, Thy compassion and Thy loving-kindnesses, for they have been from of old. Hallelujah!
… Through Jesus Christ, our Lord, whose way John the Baptist prepared, proclaiming Him the Messiah, the very Lamb of God, and calling sinners to repentance, that they might escape from the wrath to be revealed when He cometh again in glory. …
The Gloria in Excelsis is omitted during Advent.