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 – N001 – First Sunday of Advent
1st Sunday of Advent
The Collect: Almighty God, give us grace that we may cast away the works of darkness, and put upon us the armour of light, now in the time of this mortal life, in which thy Son Jesus Christ came to visit us in great humility; that in the last day, when he shall come again in his glorious majesty to judge both the quick and the dead, we may rise to the life immortal. Through him who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Ghost, now and ever. Amen
The Introit. Ps. 25. (Ad te levavi) Unto thee lift I up my soul; my God in thee have I trusted, let me not be confounded: neither let mine enemies triumph over me, for all they that look for thee shall not be ashamed. Ps. ibid. Show me thy ways, O Lord: and teach me thy paths.
The Epistle: Romans 13:8-14 Brethren: Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law. For this, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not covet; and if there by any other commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this saying, namely, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. Love worketh no ill to his neighbor: therefore love is the fulfilling of the law. And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed. The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light. Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and envying. But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfill the lusts thereof.
Gradual & Alleluia. Ps. 25. All they that look for thee shall not be ashamed, O Lord. Show me thy ways, O Lord: and teach me thy paths. Alleluia, alleluia. Ps 85. Show us thy mercy, O Lord: and grant us thy salvation. Alleluia.
The Gospel: St. Matthew 21:1-9 At that time: When they drew nigh unto Jerusalem, and were come to Bethphage, unto the mount of Olives, then sent Jesus two disciples, saying unto them, Go into the village over against you, and straightway ye shall find an ass tied, and a colt with her: loose them, and bring them unto me. And if any man say ought unto you, he shall say, The Lord hath need of them; and straightway he will send them. All this was done, that it might