Saturday, 22 December, 2007
Ember Saturday in Advent (II)
Day of Fast (traditional).
Collect: O God, who seest that we are afflicted because of our iniquity, mercifullay grant that we may be comforted by Thy visitation: Who livest and reignest with God the Father in the unity of the Holy Ghost, world without end.
Lesson: From the Prophet Isaias, 19:20-22.
Second Collect: O God, who didst deaden the flames of fire for the three children: mercifully grant that the flame of vice may not consume us Thy servants. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Who livest and reignest with God the Father in the unity of the Holy Ghost, world without end.
Epistle: From Bl. Paul the Apostle to the Thessalonians, 2:1-8.
Gospel: Continuation of the holy Gospel according to St. Luke, 3:1-6.
Remarks are abstracted from The Daily Missal and Liturgical Manual, from Editio Typica of the Roman Missal and Breviary, 1962
(Baronius Press Limited, London, 2004, in conjunction with the Fraternal Society of St. Peter, www.baroniuspress.com)