Third Sunday of Advent (Gaudete Sunday)



This Sunday is Gaudete Sunday, and the readings at Matins in the traditional form of the Benedictine Office are as follows:

Nocturn I: Isaiah 26:1-14
Nocturn II: Sermon 13 of Pope St Leo
Nocturn III: Sermon of Pope St Gregory
Gospel: John 1:19-28

The Office this week 

From Tuesday, the liturgy intensifies, with a daily set of antiphons at the hours, and the use of the great O Antiphons at Vespers.  You can find notes on the rubrics here.  In addition, Wednesday and Friday (Ember Saturday is displaced by the feast of St Thomas) are Ember Days.

Sun 15 Dec Third Sunday of Advent, Class I (Gaudete Sunday)

Mon 16 Dec Monday in the third week of Advent, Class III

Matins readings: Is. 28:18

Tues 17 Dec Tuesday in the third week of Advent Class II

Matins readings: Is. 30:18-28

Wed 18 Dec Ember Wednesday of Advent, Class II

Matins readings: Luke 1:26-38& Homily of St Ambrose

Thurs 19 Dec Thursday in the third week of Advent, Class II

Matins readings: Is. 33: 1-17

Fri 20 Dec Ember Friday of Advent, Class II

Matins readings: Lk 1:39-47& Homily of St Ambrose

Sat 21 Dec St Thomas, Apostle, Class II; commemoration of Ember Saturday in Advent

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