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Saturday, first week of Advent (St. Nicholas)

December 6, 2014

JMJ

Blessed St. Nicholas’ Day!


St. Nicholas Calming the Tempest

You can read his story here.

Entrance Antiphon:

This is the steward, faithful and prudent,
whom the Lord set over His household
to give then their allowance of food at the proper time

Collect:
We humbly implore Your mercy, Lord:
protect us in all dangers
through the prayers of the Bishop Saint Nicholas,
that the way of salvation may lie open before us
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son,
who lives and reigns with You in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.

Readings:
Isaiah 6: 1-8 (Whom shall I send? Here I am, send me)
Psalm 40:2,4,7-10 “Here I am, Lord; I come to do Your will”
+ Luke 10:1-9 (The harvest is abundant but laborers are few)

He is mighty
before Whom
the pillars tremble,
angels hide
their holy faces.

Woe is me!
~Isaiah 6:8

He’s on His way!

sinners are in dread,
trembling grips the impious:
Who of us can live with the consuming fire?
who of us can live with the everlasting flames?
~Isaiah 33:14

He would not catch us unaware

He calls for messengers
to go prepare the way,
relying on
His providence
for everything.

We cannot add
to what He gives us.
He must purge
our waywardness
and put His music
on our lips
and in our hearts.

Here I am
Send me!
~Isaiah 6:8

How can I deepen my awareness of the incredible majesty of God?
What am I doing on my own initiative instead of His?

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