Mass prayers and readings
Qui ventúrus est véniet et non tardábit, et iam non erit timor in fínibus nostris, quóniam ipse est Salvátor noster.
He who is to come will come and will not delay, and now there will be no fear within our land, for he is our Savior.
O God, who through the child-bearing of the holy Virgin graciously revealed the radiance of your glory to the world, grant, we pray, that we may venerate with integrity of faith the mystery of so wondrous an Incarnation and always celebrate it with due reverence. Through Our Lord.
Judges 13:2–7, 24–25a
R. My mouth shall be filled with your praise, and I will sing your glory!
Repleátur os meum laude, ut cantem glóriam tuam.
a stronghold to give me safety,
for you are my rock and my fortress.
O my God, rescue me from the hand of the wicked. R.
my trust, O God, from my youth.
On you I depend from birth;
from my mother’s womb you are my strength. R.
O God, I will tell of your singular justice.
O God, you have taught me from my youth,
and till the present I proclaim your wondrous deeds. R.
Radix Iesse, stans in signum populórum: veni ad liberándum nos, iam noli tardáre.
Come, Flower of Jesse’s stem, sign of God’s love for all his people: save us without delay!
[–» Holy, holy, holy…]
Look with favor, we pray, O Lord, on the offerings we lay upon your altars, that what we bring despite our weakness may·be sanctified by your power. Through Christ our Lord.
[–» Eucharistic Prayer]
[–» Preface II of Advent]
Visitábit nos Oriens ex alto, ad dirigéndos pedes nostros in viam pacis.
The Dawn from on high will visit us, guiding our feet in the way of peace.
As we give thanks, almighty God, for these gifts you have bestowed, graciously arouse in us, we pray, the desire for those yet to come, that we may welcome the Nativity of our Savior and honor it with minds made pure. Through Christ our Lord.
[–» Concluding Rite]
FOR DEC. 20 MASS AND READINGS, CLICK HERE.
FOR DEC. 20 GOSPEL, COMMENTARY AND READING, CLICK HERE.