Monday, December 11, 2006

Gaudete Sunday


This coming third Sunday of Advent is Gaudete Sunday, Gaudete means "rejoice" and comes form the antiphon of the introit psalm "rejoice in the Lord always" (Phil 4:4) Gaudete Sunday is the most festive of the four Sundays of Advent. It is also the Sunday that proclaims the Virgin Mary as the bearer of God's Son. Advent Prayer taken from the Episcopal Book of Common Prayer:

Almighty God, give us grace to cast away the works of darkness, and put on the armor of light, now in the time of this mortal life in which your Son Jesus Christ came to visit us in great humility, that in the last day, when he shall come again in his glorious majesty to judge both the living and the dead, we may rise to the life immortal; through him who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen

6 comments:

Timothy Nightingale said...

Hey Paul,

The church i am working at sings hymns from the 1700's and does readings that sound like that every week, I really enjoy I think the readings have a lot of depth. I hope you enjoy the festivities this year...

Sarah Gingrich said...

Woah...did you just say "antiphon of the introit"? What the sam hill....

Paul Morgun said...

Hey Tim, you are at an Anglican church right?

Sarah, common just ask Dusty he was in my psalms class in Briercrest... :)

Timothy Nightingale said...

Yea I am working in an Anglican church.

Paul Morgun said...

I would love to hear your perspective of things coming from menno background and now serving in an anglican church, very interesting...

Timothy Nightingale said...

I am honestly thinking about doing a blog, i am sure it would be a good use of time

my prayer letters will be out this coming week