TheThirdSunday of AdventTone III(Rose, Blue or Purple)The Introit Philippians 4: 4-6; Psalm 85 TONE IIIa ff k k k i k k k k j i k k j jAntiphon:Rejoice in the Lord al-ways; *again I will say, Rejoice!Let your gentleness be known to everyone. *The Lord is near.Do not worry a-bout anything, *but in everything by prayer and supplication withthanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God.Psalm:1 You have been gracious to your land, O LORD, *you have restored the good fortune of Jacob.[4 Restore us then, O God our Savior; *let your anger depart from us.5 Will you be displeased with us for ever? *will you prolong your anger from age to age?7 Show us your mercy, O LORD, *and grant us your salvation.8 I will listen to what the LORD God is saying, *for he is speaking peace to his faithful peopleand to those who turn their hearts to him.9 Truly, his salvation is very near to those who fear him, *that his glory may dwell in our land.
13 Righteousness shall go before him, *and peace shall be a pathway for his feet.]Gloria Patri:Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit *As it was in the beginning, is now and ever,for all ages of ages. AmenRepeat AntiphonThe Kyrie, No GloriaThe CollectIncline your ears to our prayer, O Lord, and enlighten the darknessof our minds by the grace of your coming; for you live and reignwith the Father and the Holy Spirit, God, for all ages of ages. AmenThe Old Testament: Baruch 4:36-5:9Look toward the east, O Jerusalem, and see the joy that is coming toyou from God. Look, your children are coming, whom you sentaway; they are coming, gathered from east and west, at the word ofthe Holy One, rejoicing in the glory of God. Take off the garment ofyour sorrow and affliction, O Jerusalem, and put on forever thebeauty of the glory from God. Put on the robe of the righteousnessthat comes from God; put on your head the diadem of the glory ofthe Everlasting; for God will show your splendor everywhereunder heaven. For God will give you evermore the name"Righteous Peace, Godly Glory." Arise, O Jerusalem, stand upon theheight; look toward the east, and see your children gathered fromwest and east at the word of the Holy One, rejoicing that God hasremembered them. For they went out from you on foot, led awayby their enemies; but God will bring them back to you, carried in