Adventus Incredibili

Isaiah 61: 1-2, 10-11 

Exaltation of the Afflicted
 1 The Spirit of the Lord [a]GOD is upon me, 
Because the LORD has anointed me 
To bring good news to the [b]afflicted; 
He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, 
To proclaim liberty to captives 
And [c]freedom to prisoners; 
2 To proclaim the favorable year of the LORD 
And the day of vengeance of our God; 
To comfort all who mourn, 

 10 I will rejoice greatly in the LORD, 
My soul will exult in my God; 
For He has clothed me with garments of salvation, 
He has wrapped me with a robe of righteousness, 
As a bridegroom decks himself with a garland, 
And as a bride adorns herself with her jewels. 
11 For as the earth brings forth its sprouts, 
And as a garden causes the things sown in it to spring up, 
So the Lord [h]GOD will cause righteousness and praise 
To spring up before all the nations.

Luke 1: 46-55

The Magnificat

46 And Mary said: 

      “ My soul magnifies the Lord, 
       47 And my spirit has rejoiced in God my Savior. 
       48 For He has regarded the lowly state of His maidservant; 
      For behold, henceforth all generations will call me blessed. 
       49 For He who is mighty has done great things for me, 
      And holy is His name. 
       50 And His mercy is on those who fear Him 
      From generation to generation. 
       51 He has shown strength with His arm; 
      He has scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts. 
       52 He has put down the mighty from their thrones, 
      And exalted the lowly. 
       53 He has filled the hungry with good things, 
      And the rich He has sent away empty. 
       54 He has helped His servant Israel, 
      In remembrance of His mercy, 
       55 As He spoke to our fathers, 
      To Abraham and to his seed forever.” 


John 1:6-8

John’s Witness: The True Light
6 There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. 7 This man came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all through him might believe. 8 He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light.


1 Thessalonians 5:16-24

16 Rejoice always, 17 pray without ceasing, 18 in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. 
19 Do not quench the Spirit. 20 Do not despise prophecies. 21 Test all things; hold fast what is good. 22Abstain from every form of evil.
23 Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you completely; and may your whole spirit, soul, and body be preserved blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. 24 He who calls you is faithful, who also will do it.


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