December 8th, 2018

Saturday of Ad Te Levavi (Advent 1)


First Reading: Is. 24:14-25:12


 14They shall lift up their voice, they shall sing for the majesty of the LORD, they shall cry aloud from the sea.

 15Wherefore glorify ye the LORD in the fires, even the name of the LORD God of Israel in the isles of the sea.

 16From the uttermost part of the earth have we heard songs, even glory to the righteous. But I said, My leanness, my leanness, woe unto me! the treacherous dealers have dealt treacherously; yea, the treacherous dealers have dealt very treacherously.

 17Fear, and the pit, and the snare, are upon thee, O inhabitant of the earth.

 18And it shall come to pass, that he who fleeth from the noise of the fear shall fall into the pit; and he that cometh up out of the midst of the pit shall be taken in the snare: for the windows from on high are open, and the foundations of the earth do shake.

 19The earth is utterly broken down, the earth is clean dissolved, the earth is moved exceedingly.

 20The earth shall reel to and fro like a drunkard, and shall be removed like a cottage; and the transgression thereof shall be heavy upon it; and it shall fall, and not rise again.

 21And it shall come to pass in that day, that the LORD shall punish the host of the high ones that are on high, and the kings of the earth upon the earth.

 22And they shall be gathered together, as prisoners are gathered in the pit, and shall be shut up in the prison, and after many days shall they be visited.

 23Then the moon shall be confounded, and the sun ashamed, when the LORD of hosts shall reign in mount Zion, and in Jerusalem, and before his ancients gloriously.

 1O Lord, thou art my God; I will exalt thee, I will praise thy name; for thou hast done wonderful things; thy counsels of old are faithfulness and truth.

 2For thou hast made of a city an heap; of a defenced city a ruin: a palace of strangers to be no city; it shall never be built.

 3Therefore shall the strong people glorify thee, the city of the terrible nations shall fear thee.

 4For thou hast been a strength to the poor, a strength to the needy in his distress, a refuge from the storm, a shadow from the heat, when the blast of the terrible ones is as a storm against the wall.

 5Thou shalt bring down the noise of strangers, as the heat in a dry place; even the heat with the shadow of a cloud: the branch of the terrible ones shall be brought low.

 6And in this mountain shall the LORD of hosts make unto all people a feast of fat things, a feast of wines on the lees, of fat things full of marrow, of wines on the lees well refined.

 7And he will destroy in this mountain the face of the covering cast over all people, and the vail that is spread over all nations.

 8He will swallow up death in victory; and the Lord GOD will wipe away tears from off all faces; and the rebuke of his people shall he take away from off all the earth: for the LORD hath spoken it.

 9And it shall be said in that day, Lo, this is our God; we have waited for him, and he will save us: this is the LORD; we have waited for him, we will be glad and rejoice in his salvation.

 10For in this mountain shall the hand of the LORD rest, and Moab shall be trodden down under him, even as straw is trodden down for the dunghill.

 11And he shall spread forth his hands in the midst of them, as he that swimmeth spreadeth forth his hands to swim: and he shall bring down their pride together with the spoils of their hands.

 12And the fortress of the high fort of thy walls shall he bring down, lay low, and bring to the ground, even to the dust.



Second Reading: 1 John 2:15-29


 15Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.

 16For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.

 17And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.

 18Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time.

 19They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would no doubt have continued with us: but they went out, that they might be made manifest that they were not all of us.

 20But ye have an unction from the Holy One, and ye know all things.

 21I have not written unto you because ye know not the truth, but because ye know it, and that no lie is of the truth.

 22Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son.

 23Whosoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father: he that acknowledgeth the Son hath the Father also.

 24Let that therefore abide in you, which ye have heard from the beginning. If that which ye have heard from the beginning shall remain in you, ye also shall continue in the Son, and in the Father.

 25And this is the promise that he hath promised us, even eternal life.

 26These things have I written unto you concerning them that seduce you.

 27But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him.

 28And now, little children, abide in him; that, when he shall appear, we may have confidence, and not be ashamed before him at his coming.

 29If ye know that he is righteous, ye know that every one that doeth righteousness is born of him.



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