Sunday, 21 December 2014

Fourth Sunday in Advent

Today is the Fourth Sunday in Advent.

Here is the Collect from the traditional Roman Mass:

Excita, quǽsumus, Dómine, poténtiam tuam, et veni: et magna nobis virtúte succúrre; et per auxílium grátiæ tuæ, quod nostra peccáta præpédiunt, indulgéntia tuæ propitiatiónis accéleret.

Arise in thy strength, we beseech thee O Lord, and come in might to our aid; that by the work of thy grace, that good to which our sins are a sore hindrance may, in the fullness of thy forgiveness, speedily be vouchsafed to us.

And here is the rather wonderful Offertory, which a couple of us will be singing at the EF Mass at Our Lady and St Joseph's in Carlisle later today.  You may just recognise the text:

Ave Maria, gratia plena, Dominus tecum.  Benedicta tu in mulieribus, et benedictus fructus ventris tui.

Hail Mary, full of grace. The Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou amongst women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb.


Part-time Pilgrim said...

The Collect in the Ordinary Form is:

Gratiam tuam, quaesumus, Domine,
mentibus nostris infunde;
ut qui, Angelo nuntiante, Christi
Filii tui incarnationem
cognovimus, per passionem eius et
crucem ad resurrectionis gloriam
perducamur. Per eumdem Christum
Dominum nostrum.

Ben Trovato said...

I'm sure I've seen that before, somewhere...

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Part-time Pilgrim said...

Easier to spot now it is translated properly ...