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21/12/2020 Day 356

Song 2:8-14; Luke 1

Monday, Fourth week of Advent
Readings on p.102 of Daily Missal

Entrance Antiphon

The Lord and Ruler will be coming soon, and his name will be Emmanuel, because he will be God with us.

First Reading: Song of Solomon 2:8-14

A reading from the Song of Solomon

The voice of my beloved!
Behold, he comes,
leaping upon the mountains,
bounding over the hills.
My beloved is like a gazelle,
or a young stag.
Behold, there he stands
behind our wall,
gazing in at the windows,
looking through the lattice.
My beloved speaks and says to me:
“Arise, my love, my fair one,
and come away;
for behold, the winter is past,
the rain is over and gone.
The flowers appear on the earth,
the time of pruning has come,
and the voice of the turtledove
is heard in our land.
The fig tree puts forth its figs,
and the vines are in blossom;
they give forth fragrance.
Arise, my love, my fair one,
and come away.
O my dove, in the clefts of the rock,
in the covert of the cliff,
let me see your face,
let me hear your voice,
for your voice is sweet,
and your face is comely.

The word of the Lord.


Responsorial psalm: Ps 33:2-3. 11-12. 20-21 (R. 1a, 3a)

Let us now pray the Responsorial Psalm beginning and ending with the response:

R/. Ring out your joy to the Lord, O you just;
O sing him a song that is new.

Give thanks to the Lord upon the harp;
with a ten-stringed lute sing him songs.
O sing him a song that is new;
play skilfully, with shouts of joy.


The designs of the Lord stand forever,
the plans of his heart from age to age.
Blessed the nation whose God is the Lord,
the people he has chosen as his heritage.


Our soul is waiting for the Lord.
He is our help and our shield.
In him do our hearts find joy.
We trust in his holy name.

R/. Ring out your joy to the Lord, O you just;
O sing him a song that is new.


Please stand for the Gospel
Alleluia, Alleluia
O Emmanuel, our King and Lawgiver!  Come and save us, O Lord our God. Alleluia.




Gospel: Luke 1:39-45

A reading from the holy Gospel according to Luke

In those days: Mary arose
and went with haste into the hill country, to a city of Judah,
and she entered the house of Zechariah and greeted Elizabeth.
And when Elizabeth heard the greeting of Mary,
the child leaped in her womb;
and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit
and she exclaimed with a loud cry,
“Blessed are you among women,
and blessed is the fruit of your womb!
And why is this granted me,
that the mother of my Lord should come to me?
For behold, when the voice of your greeting came to my ears,
the child in my womb leaped for joy.
and blessed is she who believed that there would be a fulfilment
of what was spoken to her from the Lord.”

The Gospel of the Lord.

Communion Antiphon
Blessed are you who have believed, that what was spoken to you by the Lord would be fulfilled.

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