ADVENT I

THE FIRST SUNDAY IN ADVENT

Ist Class Station at St. Mary Major  SEMIDOUBLE.

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 min enemies triumph over me: for all they that look for thee shall not be ashamed. Ps. ibid. Shew me thy ways, O Lord: and teach me thy paths.
℣. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
Repeat Unto thee as far as the Psalm. 

This manner of repeating the Introit is observed throughout the year. 

Glory be to God on high is not said in Masses of the Season from this Sunday up to the Vigil of the Nativity of the Lord, inclusive. 

Let us pray.   (Prayer Book)
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.

* This Collect is to be repeated every day with the other Collects in Advent, until Christmas Eve. 

Let us pray.   (Supplement)
   Collect.
STIR up, we beseech thee, O Lord, thy power and come: that by thy protection we may be found worthy to be set free from the dangers of our sins which beset us, and to be saved by thy deliverance: Who livest and reignest with God the Father in the unity of the Holy Ghost, God, world without end. Amen.

From this day up to the 23rd of December inclusive, when they are to be said according to the Rubrics, the Collects assigned for the different seasons, even within octaves or on vigils, will be the following; excepting nevertheless the 2nd Collect, which, in Masses of the B.V.M., or those in which she is commemorated, also in a Votive Mass of All Saints, is of the Holy Spirit. 

2nd of St. Mary.
Collect.

O GOD, who wast pleased that thy Word should take flesh of the womb of the Blessed Virgin Mary at the message of an Angel: grant to thy humble servants:; that we, who believe her to be truly the Mother of God, may be aided by her intercession in thy sight. (Though he same).

3rd against the persecutors of the Church.
   Collect.
WE beseech thee, O Lord, mercifully to hear the prayers of thy Church: that all adversities and errors being done away, she may serve thee in freedom and quietness. Through.

or 3rd for the Chief Bishop.
   Collect.
O GOD, the pastor and ruler of all the faithful, mercifully look upon thy servant N., whom thou hast been pleased to set as a pastor over thy Church: grant him, we beseech thee, to be in word and conversation a wholesome example to to the people committed to his charge; that he with them might attain unto everlasting life. Through.

The Lesson from the Epistle of the blessed Paul to the Romans. (PB)
   Rom. xiii. 8. 
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 covet; and if there be any other commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this saying, namely, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: 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 fulfil the lusts thereof.

Gradual. Ps. 25. All they that look for thee shall not be ashamed, O Lord. ℣. Shew me thy ways, O Lord: and teach me thy paths.
Alleluia, alleluia. ℣. Ps. 85. Shew us thy mercy, O Lord: and grant us thy salvation. Alleluia.

On ferias in Advent, when during the week the Sunday Mass is resumed, Alleluia is not said, nor the following verse, but only the gradual. 

The Lesson from the Epistle of the blessed Paul to the Romans. (Suppl.)
   Rom. xiii. 8. 
Brethren: *Knowing the time, as above, up to Jesus Christ.*

The Continuation of the holy Gospel according to Matthew. (PB)
St. Matt. xxi. i. 
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, ye shall say, The Lord hath need of them; and straightway he will send them. All this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying, Tell ye the daughter of Sion, Behold, thy King cometh unto thee, meek, and sitting upon an ass, and a colt the foal of an ass. And the disciples went, and did as Jesus commanded them, And brought the ass, and the colt, and put on them their clothes, and they set him thereon. And a very great multitude spread their garments in the way; others cut down branches from the trees, and strawed them in the way. And the multitudes that went before, and that followed, cried, saying, Hosanna to the son of David: Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord; Hosanna in the highest. And when he was come into Jerusalem, all the city was moved, saying, Who is this? And the multitude said, This is Jesus the prophet of Nazareth of Galilee. And Jesus went into the temple of God, and cast out all them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the seats of them that sold doves, And said unto them, It is written, My house shall be called the house of prayer; but ye have made it a den of thieves.

The Gospel (Suppl.),
   St. Luke xxi. 25.
There shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken. And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh. And he spake to them a parable; Behold the fig tree, and all the trees; When they now shoot forth, ye see and know of your own selves that summer is now nigh at hand. So likewise ye, when ye see these things come to pass, know ye that the kingdom of God is nigh at hand. Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass away, till all be fulfilled. Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away.

The Creed; which is said on all Sundays throughout the year, whether occurring or anticipated or even, as regards the Office, postponed. But it is not said on ferial days, when the Mass of the preceding Sunday is resumed. 

Offertory. Ps. 25.
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.

Secret.
MAY these sacred mysteries, O Lord, so cleanse us by their mighty power, that, growing in purity, we may attain unto thee who art the author of the same. Through.

2nd of St. Mary.
Secret.
WE  beseech thee, O Lord, stablish in our hearts the mysteries of thy true religion: that, as we do believe thy Son, conceived of a Virgin, to be very God and very and very man, so by the power of his resurrection we may be found worthy to attain to everlasting felicity.

3rd against the persecutors of the Church.
Secret.

DEFEND us, O Lord, who wait upon thy mysteries: that we cleaving fast to things heavenly, may serve thee both in body and soul. Through.

Or 3rd for the Chief Bishop.
Secret.

LOOK favourably, we beseech thee, O Lord, upon the gifts which we offer: and guide with thy continual protection thy Servant N., whom thou hast been pleased to set as pastor over thy Church.

The Preface of the Most Holy Trinity: which is said on Sundays, if they have no proper Preface, according to the Rubrics; but not on Ferias, when the Sunday Mass is resumed, for then is said the Common Preface, unless any commemoration is to be made which requires a proper Preface according to the Rubrics. In Masses of the Season of Advent, the Preface of the B.V. Mary is never said.

Communion. Ps. 85. The Lord shall shew lovingkindness in the midst of thy temple: and our land shall give her increase.

Postcommunion.
GRANT, O Lord, that we may so wait for thy lovingkindness in the midst of thy temple: that we may with worthy reverence prevent the coming festival of our redemption.  Through.

2nd of St. Mary.
   Postcommunion.
We beseech thee, O Lord, pour thy grace into our hearts: that as we have known the incarnation of thy Son Jesus Christ by the message of an Angel; so by his cross and passion we may be brought unto the glory of his resurrection. (Through the same.).

3rd against the persecutors of the Church.
Postcommunion.
WE, beseech thee, O Lord our God: that we, whom thou makest to rejoice in the partaking of heavenly things, may in thee be defended against all earthly perils. Through.

Or 3rd for the Chief Bishop.
WE beseech thee, O Lord, that the divine sacrament which we have here received may be our protection: and together with the flock entrusted to his charge ever save and defend thy servant N., whom thou hast been pleased to set as pastor over thy Church. Through.

Let us bless the Lord is said. And so always when Glory be to God is not said: otherwise Ite, Missa est is said. 

Throughout the year, if the Mass of the Feria is to be said during the week, the Mass of the preceding Sunday is resumed, unless there be a proper Mass. And in the same way, the Prayers of Sunday are taken, when according to the Rubrics a Commemoration is to be made of a Feria which has not a proper Mass. 

When in the Seasons of Advent, of Lent from Ash Wednesday until Saturday after Passion Sunday inclusive, on Ember Days, Vigils, and the greater and lesser Litanies, Mass is said of any Festival, or a Votive Mass, a Commemoration of the Feria is always made, outside the conventual or sung Mass; which is also done in conventual and sung Masses unless another Mass also conventual or sung is said of the Feria. The same rule is observed on all Vigils: excepting when on a Common Vigil, a Double of the Ist class is kept, or when a Votive Mass is celebrated for a grave or public cause, because then there is no commemoration of the same Vigil.