Tuesday of the Second Week of Advent
December 10, 2013
Psalter: Proper
Color: Purple

Daily Readings:
  • First Reading: Isaiah 40:1-11

    1 Be comforted, be comforted, my people, saith your God.
    2 Speak ye to the heart of Jerusalem, and call to her: for her evil is come to an end, her iniquity is forgiven: she hath received of the hand of the Lord double for all her sins.
    3 The voice of one crying in the desert: Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make straight in the wilderness the paths of our God.
    4 Every valley shall be exalted, and every mountain and hill shall be made low, and the crooked shall become straight, and the rough ways plain.
    5 And the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh together shall see, that the mouth of the Lord hath spoken.
    6 The voice of one, saying: Cry. And I said: What shall I cry? All flesh is grass, and all the glory thereof as the flower of the held.
    7 The grass is withered, and the dower is fallen, because the spirit of the Lord hath blown upon it. Indeed the people is grass:
    8 The grass is withered, and the flower is fallen: but the word of our Lord endureth for ever.
    9 Get thee up upon a high mountain, thou that bringest good tidings to Sion: lift up thy voice with strength, thou that bringest good tidings to Jerusalem: lift it up, fear not. Say to the cities of Juda: Behold your God:
    10 Behold the Lord God shall come with strength, and his arm shall rule: Behold his reward is with him and his work is before him.
    11 He shall feed his flock like a shepherd: he shall gather together the lambs with his arm, and shall take them up in his bosom, and he himself shall carry them that are with young.

  • Psalm: Psalms 96:1-2, 3 and 10ac, 11-12, 13

    1 Sing ye to the Lord a new canticle: sing to the Lord, all the earth.
    2 Sing ye to the Lord and bless his name: shew forth his salvation from day to day.
    3 Declare his glory among the Gentiles: his wonders among all people.
    10 ac Say ye among the Gentiles, the Lord hath reigned. For he hath corrected the world, which shall not be moved: he will judge the people with justice.
    11 Let the heavens rejoice, and let the earth be glad, let the sea be moved, and the fulness thereof:
    12 The fields and all things that are in them shall be joyful. Then shall all the trees of the woods rejoice [
    13 Before the face of the Lord, because he cometh: because he cometh to judge the earth. He shall judge the world with justice, and the people with his truth.

  • Gospel: Matthew 18:12-14

    12 What think you? If a man have an hundred sheep, and one of them should go astray: doth he not leave the ninety-nine in the mountains, and go to seek that which is gone astray?
    13 And if it so be that he find it: Amen I say to you, he rejoiceth more for that, than for the ninety-nine that went not astray.
    14 Even so it is not the will of your Father, who is in heaven, that one of these little ones should perish.


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