Readings For The 1st Sunday Of Advent / C

First Reading
Jer 33:14-16

I will raise up for David a just shoot.

A reading from the Book of the Prophet Jeremiah

The days are coming, says the LORD,
   when I will fulfill the promise
   I made to the house of Israel and Judah.
In those days, in that time,
   I will raise up for David a just shoot;
   he shall do what is right and just in the land.
In those days Judah shall be safe
   and Jerusalem shall dwell secure;
   this is what they shall call her:
   “The LORD our justice.”

Responsorial Psalm
Ps 25:4-5, 8-9, 10, 14

R. :

℟. (1b) To you, O Lord, I lift my soul.

Your ways, O LORD, make known to me;
   teach me your paths,
Guide me in your truth and teach me,
   for you are God my savior, and for you I wait all the day.

℟. To you, O Lord, I lift my soul.

Good and upright is the LORD;
   thus he shows sinners the way.
He guides the humble to justice,
   and teaches the humble his way.

℟. To you, O Lord, I lift my soul.

All the paths of the LORD are kindness and constancy
   toward those who keep his covenant and his decrees.
The friendship of the LORD is with those who fear him,
   and his covenant, for their instruction.

℟. To you, O Lord, I lift my soul.

Second Reading
1 Thes 3:12-4:2

May the Lord strengthen your hearts at the coming of our Lord Jesus.

A reading from the first Letter of Saint Paul to the Thessalonians

Brothers and sisters:
May the Lord make you increase and abound in love
   for one another and for all,
   just as we have for you,
   so as to strengthen your hearts,
   to be blameless in holiness before our God and Father
   at the coming of our Lord Jesus with all his holy ones.

Finally, brothers and sisters,
   we earnestly ask and exhort you in the Lord Jesus that,
   as you received from us
   how you should conduct yourselves to please God
   —and as you are conducting yourselves—
   you do so even more.
For you know what instructions we gave you through the Lord Jesus.

Acclamation before the Gospel
Ps 85:8

℟. Alleluia, alleluia.

Show us, Lord, your love;
and grant us your salvation.

℟. Alleluia, alleluia.

Lk 21:25-28, 34-36

Your redemption is at hand.

A reading from the holy Gospel according to Luke

Jesus said to his disciples:
“There will be signs in the sun, the moon, and the stars,
   and on earth nations will be in dismay,
   perplexed by the roaring of the sea and the waves.
People will die of fright
   in anticipation of what is coming upon the world,
   for the powers of the heavens will be shaken.
And then they will see the Son of Man
   coming in a cloud with power and great glory.
But when these signs begin to happen,
   stand erect and raise your heads
   because your redemption is at hand.

“Beware that your hearts do not become drowsy
   from carousing and drunkenness
   and the anxieties of daily life,
   and that day catch you by surprise like a trap.
For that day will assault everyone
   who lives on the face of the earth.
Be vigilant at all times
   and pray that you have the strength
   to escape the tribulations that are imminent
   and to stand before the Son of Man.”

At the end of the Gospel, the Deacon, or the Priest, acclaims:

The Gospel of the Lord.

All reply:

Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.

Then he kisses the book, saying quietly:

Through the words of the Gospel
may our sins be wiped away.

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