Sunday, December 16, 2012

Third Sunday of ADVENT

Third Sunday of ADVENT 
Gaudete Sunday
There is a shift from adoring “The Lord Who is to come”,
to worshipping with joy “The Lord Who is now nigh and close at hand”.
The name GAUDETE derives from the first word of this Sunday’s Introit of the Mass from Phil 4:4-5 ... At the heart, it is a command...
"Gaudete in Domino semper" ("Rejoice in the Lord always")

Rejoice in the Lord always; and again I say, rejoice.  Indeed the Lord is near.

"Draw near to Christ, present among us
in His Word and in the Eucharist, and...
in the knowledge that He remains with us
at every moment of our lives
and throughout history."
Pope Benedict XVI
December 9, 2009, General Audience

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