First Sunday of Advent (C)

Official Translation

Reading 1 - Jeremiah 33.14-16

Behold, the days are coming, says the Lord,
when I will perform the promise I have spoken
concerning the house of Israel and concerning the house of Judah.
In those days, and at that time, I will cause a shoot of righteousness to grow up for David,
and he shall do justice and righteousness in the land.
In those days Judah shall be saved, and Jerusalem shall dwell secure,
and this is the name by which she shall be called:
“The Lord, our righteousness.”

Responsorial – Psalm 25.4-5, 8-9, 10+14 Resp. 1b

R. To you, O Lord, I lift up my soul.

Show me your ways, O Lord.
Teach me your paths.
Guide me in your truth, and teach me,
For you are the God of my salvation,
I wait for you all day long.

R. To you, O Lord, I lift up my soul.

Good and upright is the Lord,
therefore he will instruct sinners in the way.
He will guide the humble in justice.
He will teach the humble his way.

R. To you, O Lord, I lift up my soul.

All the paths of the Lord are loving kindness and truth
toward such as keep his covenant and his commandments.
The friendship of the Lord is with those who fear him.
He will teach them his covenant.

R. To you, O Lord, I lift up my soul.

Reading 2 – 1 Thessalonians 3.12-4.2

Brothers and sisters:
May the Lord make you to increase and abound in love
for one another, and for all, just as we also do for you,
to the end he may establish your hearts blameless in holiness before our God and Father,
at the coming of our Lord Jesus with all his saints. Amen.

Finally, brothers and sisters, we beg and urge you in the Lord Jesus,
that as you received from us how you ought to act and to please God,
just as you are doing,
that you do it more and more.
For you know what instructions we gave you through the Lord Jesus.

Gospel – Luke 21.25-28, 34-36

Jesus said to his disciples:
“There will be signs in the sun, moon, and stars;
and on the earth anxiety of nations, perplexed for the roaring of the sea and the waves,
humans fainting for fear, and for expectation of the things which are coming on the world:
for the powers of the heavens will be shaken.
Then they will see the Son of Human coming in a cloud with power and great glory.
But when these things begin to happen, look up, and lift up your heads,
because your redemption is near.

Guard yourselves, lest your hearts be burdened with parties and liquor and anxieties
and that day come upon you suddenly.
Like a trap, it shall spring upon all who sit upon the face of the whole earth.
Keep watch, praying at all times,
so that you will become strong enough to escape all these things that are to come,
and to stand before the Son of Human.”

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