3 Dec 2016

4th December 2016 - 2nd Sunday of Advent

On this weeks programme John is joined by Fr John Mockler to reflect on Advent. They also share our regular reflection on this weeks gospel as well as some liturgical odds and ends.

You can listen to the podcast of this weeks full programme HERE.

Reflecting on Advent

This weeks reflection from Fr John is excerpted from this programme and is available HERE

Some articles on Advent

Gospel - Matthew 3:1-12

John the Baptist appeared, preaching in the desert of Judea
and saying, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand!”
It was of him that the prophet Isaiah had spoken when he said:
A voice of one crying out in the desert,
Prepare the way of the Lord,
make straight his paths.
John wore clothing made of camel’s hair
and had a leather belt around his waist.
His food was locusts and wild honey.
At that time Jerusalem, all Judea,
and the whole region around the Jordan
were going out to him
and were being baptized by him in the Jordan River
as they acknowledged their sins.
When he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees
coming to his baptism, he said to them, “You brood of vipers!
Who warned you to flee from the coming wrath?
Produce good fruit as evidence of your repentance.
And do not presume to say to yourselves,
‘We have Abraham as our father.’
For I tell you,
God can raise up children to Abraham from these stones.
Even now the ax lies at the root of the trees.
Therefore every tree that does not bear good fruit
will be cut down and thrown into the fire.
I am baptizing you with water, for repentance,
but the one who is coming after me is mightier than I.
I am not worthy to carry his sandals.
He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.
His winnowing fan is in his hand.
He will clear his threshing floor
and gather his wheat into his barn,
but the chaff he will burn with unquenchable fire.”
Reflections on this weeks gospel:

Word on Fire
Sunday Reflection
Centre for Liturgy
English Dominicans

Liturgical odds & ends

Liturgy of the Hours - psalter week 2; 2nd week of Advent

Saints of the Week

December 5th - Saint Christina of Markyate
December 6th - St Nicholas of Myra
December 7th - St Ambrose of Milan
December 8th - Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary
December 9th - Saint Juan Diego
December 10th - Blessed Brian Lacey


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