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Ember Saturday of Advent

Introit • Psalms 79: 4, 2

Come, O Lord, and show us Thy face, Thou that sittest upon the Cherubim: and we shall be saved. (Ps. 79: 2) Give ear, O Thou that rulest Israel: Thou that leadest Joseph like a sheep. Glory be …

Let us pray.
Let us kneel.
Arise.

Collect (Prayer)

O God, who seest that we are afflicted because of our iniquity, mercifully grant that we may be comforted by Thy visitation: Who lives and reigns with God the Father in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God, forever and ever.

Epistle • Isaiah 19: 20-22

In those days they shall cry to the Lord because of the oppressor, and He shall send them a Savior and a defender to deliver them. And the Lord shall be known by Egypt, and the Egyptians shall know the Lord in that day, and shall worship Him with sacrifices and offerings: and they shall make vows to the Lord and perform them. And the Lord shall strike Egypt with a scourge, and shall heal it: and they shall return to the Lord, and He shall be pacified towards them, and the Lord our God shall heal them.

Gradual • Psalms 18: 7; 18: 2

His going out is from the end of heaven: and His circuit even to the end thereof. The heavens show forth the glory of God: and the firmament declareth the work of His hands.

Let us pray.
Let us kneel.
Arise.

Collect (Prayer)

Grant, we beseech Thee, almighty God, that we who are bowed down by our old bondage under the yoke of sin, may be freed by the new birth of Thine only begotten Son, for which we look. Who lives and reigns with Thee in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God, forever and ever.

Epistle • Isaiah 35: 1-7

Thus saith the Lord: The land that was desolate and impassable shall be glad, and the wilderness shall rejoice and shall flourish like the lily. It shall bud forth and blossom, and shall rejoice with joy and praise: the glory of Libanus is given to it: the beauty of Carmel, and Saron, they shall see the glory of the Lord and the beauty of our God. Stengthen ye the feeble hands, and confirm the weak knees. Say to the faint hearted: Take courage, and fear not. Behold your God will bring the revenge of recompense: God Himself will come and will save you. Then shall the eyes of the blind be opened, and the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped. Then shall the lame man leap as a hart, and the tongue of the dumb shall be free: for waters are broken out in the desert, and streams in the wilderness. And that which was dry land shall become a pool, and the thirsty land springs of water: saith the Lord almighty.

Gradual • Psalms 18:6; 18:7

He hath set His tabernacle in the sun: and He is as a bridegroom coming out of His bridechamber. His going out is from the end of heaven: and His circuit even to the end thereof.

Let us pray.
Let us kneel.
Arise.

Collect (Prayer)

We beseech Thee, O Lord, gladden by the coming of Thine only-begotten Son, us Thine unworthy servants, who are made sorrowful by the guilt of our own deeds: Who lives and reigns with Thee in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God, forever and ever.

Epistle • Isaiah 40: 9-11

Thus saith the Lord: Get thee up upon a high mountain, thou that bringest good tidings to Sion: lift up thy voice with strength, thou that bringest good tidings to Jerusalem: light it up, fear not. Say to the cities of Jude: Behold your God: behold the Lord God shall come with strength, and His arm shall rule: behold His reward is with Him, and His work is before Him. He shall feed His flock like a shepherd: He shall gather together the lambs with His arm, and shall take them up in His bosom, the Lord our God.

Gradual • Psalms 79: 20; 79:3

O Lord God of hosts, convert us: and show Thy face, and we shall be saved Stir up Thy might, O Lord, and come to save us.

Let us pray.
Let us kneel.
Arise.

Collect (Prayer)

Grant, we beseech Thee, almighty God, that the coming solemnity of Thy Son, may both bestow upon us healing in this present life and grant to us rewards in the life to come. Through our Lord.

Epistle • Isaiah 45: 1-8

Thus saith the Lord to my anointed Cyrus: whose right hand I have taken hold of, to subdue nations before his face, and to turn the backs of kings and to open the doors before him, and the gates shall not be shut. I will go before thee: and will humble the great ones of the earth: I will break in pieces the gates of brass, and will burst the bars of iron. And I will give thee hidden treasures and the concealed riches of secret places: that thou mayest know that I am the Lord who call thee by thy name, the God of Israel. For the sake of My servant Jacob, and Israel My elect, I have even called Thee by thy name: I have made a likeness of thee, and thou hast not known Me. I am the Lord and there is none else: there is no God besides MeL I girded thee, and thou hast not known Me: that they may know who are from the rising of the sun, and they who are from the west, that there is none besides Me. I am the Lord, and there is none else: I form the light and create darkness, I make peace and create evil: I, the Lord, that do all these things. Drop down dew, ye heavens, from above, and let the clouds rain the just: let the earth be opened and bud forth a Savior: and let justice spring up together: I the Lord have created Him.

Gradual • Psalms 79:3 ; 79:2

Stir up Thy might, O Lord, and come to save us. Give ear, O Thou that rulest Israel:Thou that leadest Joseph like a sheep: Thou that sittest upon the Cherubims, shine forth before Ephraim, Benjamin, and Manasses.

Let us pray.
Let us kneel.
Arise.

Collect (Prayer)

Mercifully hear, O Lord, we beseech Thee, the prayers of Thy people: that we who are justly afflicted for our sins may be comforted by the visitation of Thy loving kindness. Through our Lord.

Epistle • Daniel 3: 47-51

In those days, the angel of the Lord went down with Azarias and his companions in the the furnace, and he drove the flame of the fire out of the furnace, and made the midst of the furnace like the blowing of a wind bringing dew. But the flame mounted up above the furnace nine and forty cubits: and it broke forth, and burnt such of the Chaldeans the king’s servants as it found heating it. And the fire touched them not at all, nor troubled them, nor did them any harm. Then these three, as with one mouth, praised, and glorified, and blessed God in the furnace saying:

Canticle • Daniel 3: 52-53

  1. Blessed art Thou, O Lord, the God of our fathers, praiseworthy and exalted above all forever.
  2. And blessed is Thy holy and glorious name, praiseworthy and exalted above all for all ages.
  3. Blessed art Thou in the temple of Thy holy glory, praiseworthy and glorious above all forever.
  4. Blessed art Thou on the holy throne of Thy kingdom, praiseworthy and exalted above all forever.
  5. Blessed art Thou upon the sceptre of Thine divinity, praiseworthy and exalted above all forever.
  6. Blessed art Thou Who look in to the depths from Thy throne upon the Cherubim, praiseworthy and exalted above all forever.
  7. Blessed art Thou Who walk upon the wings of the wing, and on the waves of the sea, praiseworthy and exalted above all forever.
  8. Let all Thine Angels and Saints bless Thee, and praise Thee and exalt Thee above all forever.
  9. Let the heavens, the earth, the sea and all the things that are in them bless Thee, and praise Thee and exalt Thee above all forever.
  10. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, praiseworthy and exalted above all forever.
  11. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, forever and ever. Amen. Praiseworthy and exalted above all forever.
  12. Blessed art Thou, O Lord the God of our fathers. And worthy to be praiseworthy and glorified forever.
  13. The Lord be with you.
    And with your spirit.
    Let us pray.

    Collect (Prayer)

    O God, Who didst deaden the flames of fire for the three children: mercifully grant that the flame of vice may not consume us Thy servants. Through our Lord.

    Epistle • 2 Thessalonians 2: 1-8

    Brethren, We beseech you by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and of our gathering together unto Him: that you be not easily moved from your sense, nor be terrified, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by epistle as sent from us, as if the day of the Lord were at hand. Let no man deceive you by no means: for unless there come a revolt first, and the man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition who opposeth and is lifted up above all that is called God or that is worshipped, so that he sitteth in the temple of God showing himself as if he were God. Remember you not that, when I was uet with you, I told you these things? and now you know what withholdeth, that he may be revealed in his time. For the mystery of iniquity already worketh: only that he who now holdeth do hold, until he be taken out of the way. And then that wicked one shall be revealed, whom the Lord Jesus shall kill with the spirit of His mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of His coming.

    Tract • Psalms 79: 2-3

    Give ear, O Thou that rulest Israel: Thou that leadest Joseph like a sheep. Thou that sittest upon the Cherubims, shine forth before Ephraim, Benjamin, and Manasses. Stir up Thy might, O Lord, and come and save us.

     


     

    Gospel • Luke 3: 1-6

    Now in the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar, Pontius Pilate being governor of Judea, and Herod being tetrarch of Galilee, and Philip his brother tetrarch Iturea and the country of Trachonitis, and Lysanias tetrarch of Abilina, under the high priests Annas and Caiphas: the word of the Lord was made unto John, the son of Zachary, in the desert. And he came into all the country about the Jordan, preaching the baptism of penance for the remission of sins, as it was written in the book of the sayings of Isaias the prophet: A voice of one crying in the wilderness: Prepare ye the way of the Lord: make straight His paths: every valley shall be filled; and every mountain and hill shall be brought low, and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough ways plain: and all flesh shall see the salvation of God.

    Offertory • Zechariah 9:9

    Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Sion, shout for joy, O daughter of Jerusalem: behold thy King will come to thee, the holy and Savior.

    Secret

    O Lord, we beseech Thee, look down favorable upon these present Sacrifices: that they may profit us both unto devotion and salvation. Through our Lord.

    Communion • Psalms 18: 6-7

    He hath rejoiced as a giant to run the way: His going out is from the end of heaven, and His circuit even to the end thereof.

    Postcommunion

    We beseech Thee, O Lord, our God, that the most holy Mysteries, which Thou hast given us for a safeguard of our renewal, may become our remedy both now and for time to come. Through our Lord.

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