Saturday, November 30, 2013

Come and see... and BEHOLD!

 "Behold, the Lamb of God" ...
Photo credit:  Lawrence OP
"When John the Baptist said:  This is the Lamb, and he baptizes in the Spirit, he left the deeper understanding of these things to be received from Christ.  All the more so would Andrew act in the same way, since he did not think himself able to give a complete explanation.  He brought his brother to the very source of light, and Peter was so joyful and eager that he would not delay even for a moment." _ St John Chrysostom
"Behold, the Lamb of God" ...
In the spirit of St Andrew,  invite someone to Mass
or Adoration during this Advent season - to come and see -
and to Behold the very source of Light!
St Andrew
Apostle, Priest, Martyr
Younger brother of St Peter
Patron:  Russia, Scotland, fishermen
 Name "Andrew" (Greek: manly, brave, from ἀνδρεία,
Andreia, "manhood, valour")
Feast day  - November 30
  "Come after Me, and I will make you fishers of men." 
At once they (Simon Peter and Andrew)
left their nets and followed Him.  ~ Matthew 4: 19
For You have built Your Church to stand firm on apostolic foundations,
to be a lasting sign of Your holiness on earth and offer all humanity Your heavenly teaching.  (Today's Liturgy: Preface II - Eucharistic Prayers)
St Andrew, pray for us!

Christmas Anticipation Prayer

Beginning on St. Andrew's Feast Day, November 30, the following prayer is traditionally recited fifteen times a day until Christmas. This is a beautifully meditative prayer that helps us increase our awareness of the real focus of Christmas and helps us prepare ourselves spiritually for His coming.
Hail and blessed be the hour and moment in which the Son of God was born of the most pure Virgin Mary, at midnight, in Bethlehem, in the piercing cold. In that hour vouchsafe, I beseech Thee, O my God, to hear my prayer and grant my desires, [here mention your request] through the merits of Our Saviour Jesus Christ, and of His blessed Mother.  Amen.

You will happily find beautiful St Andrew Chaplets here:

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