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21/12/2021 Day 355

Song of Solomon 2:8-14; Luke 1:39-45

21 December in Advent.
Readings and Antiphons on p. 102 of the 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 dove, 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: Psalm 33:2-3.11-12.20-21 (R. 1a, 3a)

Let us now pray the Responsorial Psalm:

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 skillfully, 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.



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 leapt 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 leapt 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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