The Spiritual Workshop - Notes from the Subdeacon & Tools of the Spiritual Life podcasts by Subdeacon Joseph L. Vacca, M.A. - St. Vincent of Lerins Orthodox Church
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Podcasts for spiritual growth in the Western Orthodox tradition. Includes both Notes from the Subdeacon and Tools of the Spiritual Life.
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2016 – N004 – Fourth Sunday of Advent
Dec 18 16
4th Sunday of Advent
The Collect: O Lord, raise up, we pray thee, thy power, and come among us, and with great might succor us; that whereas, through our sins and wickedness, we are sore let and hindered in running the race that is set before us, thy bountiful grace and mercy may speedily help and deliver us. Through Jesus Christ our Lord, to whom, with thee and the Holy Ghost, be honour and glory, world without end.
The Introit. Isaiah 45. (Rorate cæli) Drop down, ye heavens, from above, and let the skies pour down righteousness: let the earth open and bring forth the Saviour. Ps. 19. The heavens declare the glory of God: and the firmament showeth his handy-work.
Epistle: Philippians 4:4-7
Gradual & Alleluia. Ps 145. The Lord is nigh unto all them that call upon him: yea, all such as call upon him faithfully. My mouth shall speak of the praise of the Lord: and let all flesh give thanks unto his holy Name. Alleluia, alleluia. Come, O Lord, and tarry not: forgive the misdeeds of thy people Israel. Alleluia.
Gospel: St. John 1:19-28
Offertory. Luke 1. Hail, Mary, full of grace; the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women and blessed is the Fruit of thy womb.
Communion. Isaiah 7. Behold, a Virgin shall conceive and bear a Son: and his Name shall be called Emmanuel.
Sunday Benedictus and Magnificat Antiphons
At 1st Vespers (12/17/2016): O Root of Jesse, Which standest for an ensign of the people (Isa 11:10), at Whom Kings shall shut their mouths, unto Whom the Gentiles shall seek (Isa 52:15): Come and deliver us, and tarry not (Hab 2:3).
At Morning Prayer: Hail, Mary, thou that art full of grace, the Lord is with thee; blessed art thou among women, alleluia.
At 2nd Vespers (12/218/2016): O Key of David (Apoc 3:7), and Scepter of the House of Israel; that openest and no man shutteth, and shuttest, and no man openeth (Isa 22:22): Come, and bring the prisoner out of the prison house, them that sit in darkness and the shadow of death (Ps 107:10).