Tuesday, December 08, 2015

PM: Gradual Tuesdays--3rd. Sunday Of Advent

The Gregorian Missal has two Graduals for this Sunday: the first for Lectionary Cycles A and C; the other, Cycle B. They will be presented in that order.
O Lord, who are enthroned upon the Cherubim, stir up your might and come forth. 
V. O Shepherd of Israel, hear us, you who lead Joseph like a flock. 
Ps. 79: 2, 3; V. 2
The phrase "stir up your might" hit me immediately. It is the same phrase found here.
There was a man sent from God whose name was John; he came. 
V. To bear witness to the light, to prepare an upright people for the Lord. 
John 1:6; V. John 1:7 & Luke 1:17
A reading of these two Gospel passages (John 1:6-9 and Luke 1:13-17) is very much in order. You will see how these interplay with each other.

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