2nd Sunday in Advent
2nd Sunday in Advent — Populus Zion
Liturgical Color: Purple or Blue
Old Testament: Micah 4:1-7
Epistle: Romans 15:4-13
Gospel: Luke 21:25-36
Epistle: Romans 2:1-16
Gospel: Luke 1:26-35
Stir up our hearts, O Lord, to make ready the way of Thine only-begotten Son, so that by His coming we may be enabled to serve Thee with pure minds; who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.
Alternative Collect (VD)
Lord God, heavenly Father, who by Thy Son hast revealed to us that heaven and earth shall pass away, that our bodies shall rise again, and that we all shall appear before the judgment seat: We beseech Thee, keep us by Thy Holy Spirit in Thy word; establish us in the true faith, graciously defend us from sin and preserve us in all temptations, that our hearts may not be overcharged with surfeiting and drunkenness, and cares of this life, but that we may ever watch and pray and, trusting fully in Thy grace, await with joy the glorious coming of Thy Son, and at last obtain eternal salvation, through 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 (Isaiah 30:29, 30; 62:11; 80:1)
Daughter of Zion: behold thy salvation cometh. The Lord shall cause His glorious voice to be heard: and ye shall have gladness of heart. Give ear, O Shepherd of Israel: Thou that leadest Joseph like a flock. Glory be to the Father …
Gradual (Psalm 50:2-3, 5; 122:1-2)
Out of Zion the perfection of beauty God hath shined: our God shall come. Gather my saints together unto Me: those that have made a covenant with Me by sacrifice. Hallelujah! Hallelujah! I was glad when they said unto me: let us go into the house of the LORD. Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Our feet shall stand within thy gates: Jerusalem. 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.