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The Everyday Prayer


 
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Icon of the Holy Face
Church of Sant'Egidio, Rome

Fourth 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

Matthew 1, 18-24

This is how Jesus Christ came to be born. His mother Mary was betrothed to Joseph; but before they came to live together she was found to be with child through the Holy Spirit.

Her husband Joseph, being an upright man and wanting to spare her disgrace, decided to divorce her informally.

He had made up his mind to do this when suddenly the angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, 'Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because she has conceived what is in her by the Holy Spirit.

She will give birth to a son and you must name him Jesus, because he is the one who is to save his people from their sins.'

Now all this took place to fulfil what the Lord had spoken through the prophet:

Look! the virgin is with child and will give birth to a son whom they will call Immanuel, a name which means 'God-is-with-us'.

When Joseph woke up he did what the angel of the Lord had told him to do: he took his wife to his home;

 

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


12/22/2013
Liturgy of the Sunday


Calendar of the week
MAR
26
Sunday, 26 March
Liturgy of the Sunday
MAR
27
Monday, 27 March
Memory of the Poor
MAR
28
Tuesday, 28 March
Memory of the Mother of the Lord
MAR
29
Wednesday, 29 March
Memory of the Saints and the Prophets
MAR
30
Thursday, 30 March
Memory of the Church
MAR
31
Friday, 31 March
Memory of Jesus crucified
APR
1
Saturday, 1 April
Sunday Vigil
APR
2
Sunday, 2 April
Liturgy of the Sunday