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December 2018

Daily Readings Monday December 10th 2018

Dec 10
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom

Monday 10 December 2018 Monday of the 2nd week of Advent  Liturgical Colour: Violet. Entrance Antiphon Cf. Jer 31: 10; Is 35: 4 Hear the word of the Lord, O nations; declare it to the distant lands: Behold, our Saviour will come; you need no longer fear. Collect May our prayer of petition rise before you, we pray, O Lord, that, with purity unblemished, we, your servants, may come, as we desire, to celebrate the great mystery of the Incarnation…

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Daily Readings Tuesday December 11th 2018

Dec 11
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom

Tuesday 11 December 2018 Tuesday of the 2nd week of Advent  or Saint Damasus I, Pope  Liturgical Colour: Violet. Entrance Antiphon Cf. Zec 14: 5, 7 Behold, the Lord will come, and all his holy ones with him; and on that day there will be a great light. Collect O God, who have shown forth your salvation to all the ends of the earth, grant, we pray, that we may look forward in joy to the glorious Nativity of Christ.…

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Daily Readings Wednesday December 12th 2018

Dec 12
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom

Wednesday 12 December 2018 Wednesday of the 2nd week of Advent  or Our Lady of Guadalupe  Liturgical Colour: Violet. Entrance Antiphon Cf. Hab 2: 3; 1 Cor 4: 5 The Lord will come and he will not delay. He will illumine what is hidden in darkness and reveal himself to all the nations. Collect Almighty God, who command us to prepare the way for Christ the Lord, grant in your kindness, we pray, that no infirmity may weary us as…

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Daily Readings Thursday December 13th 2018

Dec 13
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom

Thursday 13 December 2018 Thursday of the 2nd week of Advent (Saint Lucy, Virgin, Martyr ) Liturgical Colour: Red. Entrance Antiphon Behold, now she follows the Lamb who was crucified for us, powerful in virginity, modesty her offering, a sacrifice on the altar of chastity. or: Blessed is the virgin who by denying herself and taking up her cross imitated the Lord, the spouse of virgins and prince of martyrs. Collect May the glorious intercession of the Virgin and Martyr Saint…

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Daily Readings Friday December 14th 2018

Dec 14
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom

Friday 14 December 2018 Friday of the 2nd week of Advent (Saint John of the Cross, Priest, Doctor ) Liturgical Colour: White. Entrance Antiphon Gal 6: 14 May I never boast, except in the Cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world. Collect O God, who gave the Priest Saint John an outstanding dedication to perfect self-denial and love of the Cross, grant that, by imitating him closely at…

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Daily Readings Saturday December 15th 2018

Dec 15
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom

Saturday 15 December 2018 Saturday of the 2nd week of Advent  Liturgical Colour: Violet. Entrance Antiphon Cf. Ps 79: 4, 2 Come and show us your face, O Lord, who are seated upon the Cherubim, and we will be saved. Collect May the splendour of your glory dawn in our hearts, we pray, almighty God, that all shadows of the night may be scattered and we may be shown to be children of light by the advent of your Only…

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Daily Readings Sunday December 16th 2018 3rd Sunday of Advent

Dec 16
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom

Sunday 16 December 2018 3rd Sunday of Advent  Liturgical Colour: Rose or Violet. Entrance Antiphon Phil 4: 4-5 Rejoice in the Lord always; again I say, rejoice. Indeed, the Lord is near. Collect O God, who see how your people faithfully await the feast of the Lord’s Nativity, enable us, we pray, to attain the joys of so great a salvation and to celebrate them always with solemn worship and glad rejoicing. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who…

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Daily Readings Monday December 17th 2018

Dec 17
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom

Monday 17 December 2018 17 December  Liturgical Colour: Violet. Entrance Antiphon Cf. Is 49: 13 Rejoice, O heavens, and exult, O earth, for our Lord will come to show mercy to his poor. Collect O God, Creator and Redeemer of human nature, who willed that your Word should take flesh in an ever-virgin womb, look with favour on our prayers, that your Only Begotten Son, having taken to himself our humanity, may be pleased to grant us a share in…

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Daily Readings Tuesday December 18th 2018

Dec 18
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom

Tuesday 18 December 2018 18 December  Liturgical Colour: Violet. Entrance Antiphon Christ our King is coming, he is the Lamb foretold by John. Collect Grant, we pray, almighty God, that we, who are weighed down from of old by slavery beneath the yoke of sin, may be set free by the newness of the long-awaited Nativity of your Only Begotten Son. Who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.…

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Daily Readings Wednesday December 19th 2018

Dec 19
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom

Wednesday 19 December 2018 19 December  Liturgical Colour: Violet. Entrance Antiphon Cf. Heb 10: 37 He who is to come will come and will not delay, and now there will be no fear within our land, for he is our Saviour. Collect O God, who through the child-bearing of the holy Virgin graciously revealed the radiance of your glory to the world, grant, we pray, that we may venerate with integrity of faith the mystery of so wondrous an Incarnation…

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