Mass prayers and readings
Egrediétur virga de radíce Iesse, et replébitur omnis terra glória Dómini, et vidébit omnis caro salutáre Dei.
A branch shall sprout from the root of Jesse, and the glory of the Lord will fill the whole earth, and all flesh win see the salvation of God.
O God, eternal majesty, whose ineffable Word the immaculate Virgin received through the message of an Angel, and so became the dwelling-place of divinity, filled with the light of the Holy Spirit, grant, we pray, that by her example, we may in humility hold fast to your will. Through our Lord.
R. Let the Lord enter; he is the king of glory. Introíbit Dóminus: ipse est rex glóriæ.
the world and those who dwell in it.
For he founded it upon the seas
and established it upon the rivers. R.
or who may stand in his holy place?
He whose hands are sinless, whose heart is clean,
who desires not what is vain. R.
a reward from God his savior.
Such is the race that seeks for him,
that seeks the face of the God of Jacob. R.
Come, Key of David, opening the gates of God’s eternal Kingdom: free the prisoners of darkness! Clavis David, qui áperis portas ætérni regni: veni, et educ vinctum de domo cárceris sedéntem in ténebris.
GOSPEL Lk 1:26–38
Mary said, “Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord. May it be done to me according to your word.” Then the angel departed from her.
Look, O Lord, we pray, upon the one sacrifice of your Son, that by participating in this mystery we may possess at last the gifts we have awaited and for which our faith bids us hope. Through Christ our Lord.
Dixit Angelus ad Maríam: Ecce concípies et páries fílium, et vocábis nomen eius Iesum.
The Angel said to Mary, Behold, you will conceive and bear a son, and you shall name him Jesus.
Grant divine protection, O Lord, to those you renew with this heavenly gift, that to those who delight in your mysteries, you may give the joy of true peace. Through Christ our Lord.
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