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The Everyday Prayer


 
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Church of Sant'Egidio, Rome

Third Sunday of Advent


Reading of the Gospel

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia

Yesterday I was buried with Christ,
today I rise with you who are risen.
With you I was crucified;
remember me, Lord, in your kingdom.

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia

John 1, 6-8.19-28

A man came, sent by God. His name was John.

He came as a witness, to bear witness to the light, so that everyone might believe through him.

He was not the light, he was to bear witness to the light.

This was the witness of John, when the Jews sent to him priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, 'Who are you?'

He declared, he did not deny but declared, 'I am not the Christ.'

So they asked, 'Then are you Elijah?' He replied, 'I am not.' 'Are you the Prophet?' He answered, 'No.'

So they said to him, 'Who are you? We must take back an answer to those who sent us. What have you to say about yourself?'

So he said, 'I am, as Isaiah prophesied: A voice of one that cries in the desert: Prepare a way for the Lord. Make his paths straight!'

Now those who had been sent were Pharisees,

and they put this question to him, 'Why are you baptising if you are not the Christ, and not Elijah, and not the Prophet?'

John answered them, 'I baptise with water; but standing among you -- unknown to you-

is the one who is coming after me; and I am not fit to undo the strap of his sandal.'

This happened at Bethany, on the far side of the Jordan, where John was baptising.

 

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia

Yesterday I was buried with Christ,
today I rise with you who are risen.
With you I was crucified;
remember me, Lord, in your kingdom.

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia


12/11/2011
Liturgy of the Sunday


Calendar of the week
NOV
19
Sunday, 19 November
Liturgy of the Sunday
NOV
20
Monday, 20 November
Prayer for peace
NOV
21
Tuesday, 21 November
Memory of the Mother of the Lord
NOV
22
Wednesday, 22 November
Memory of the Saints and the Prophets
NOV
23
Thursday, 23 November
Memory of the Church
NOV
24
Friday, 24 November
Memory of Jesus crucified
NOV
25
Saturday, 25 November
Sunday Vigil
NOV
26
Sunday, 26 November
Liturgy of the Sunday