Advent Reflections

First Week of Advent
Nov 27, 2022
First Sunday of Advent
Let the hills sing for joy together before the LORD, for he comes to judge the earth. He will judge the world with righteousness, and the peoples with equity. (Psalm 98:8-9)
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First Week of Advent
Nov 28, 2022
Monday of the First Week of Advent
Many peoples shall come and say: "Come, let us climb the Lord's mountain, to the house of the God of Jacob, that he may instruct us in his ways, and we may walk in his paths." For from Zion shall go forth instruction, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem. (Isaiah 2:3)
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First Week of Advent
Nov 29, 2022
Tuesday of the First Week of Advent
Then the wolf shall be a guest of the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; The calf and the young lion shall browse together, with a little child to guide them. (Isaiah 11:6)
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First Week of Advent
Nov 30, 2022
Wednesday of the First Week of Advent
Taking the five loaves and the two fish, and looking up to heaven, He said the blessing, broke the loaves, and gave them to the disciples, who in turn gave them to the crowds. They all ate and were satisfied. (Matthew 14: 19-20)
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First Week of Advent
Dec 1, 2022
Thursday of the First Week of Advent
A nation of firm purpose You keep in peace; in peace for its trust in You. Trust in the Lord forever! For the Lord is an eternal Rock. (Isaiah 26: 3-4)
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First Week of Advent
Dec 2, 2022
Friday of the First Week of Advent
And as Jesus passed on from there, two blind men followed (Him), crying out, "Son of David, have pity on us!" When He entered the house, the blind men approached Him and Jesus said to them, "Do you believe that I can do this?" "Yes, Lord," they said to Him. Then He touched their eyes and said, "Let it be done for you according to your faith." And their eyes were opened. (Matthew 9:27-30)
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First Week of Advent
Dec 3, 2022
Saturday of the First Week of Advent
The light of the moon will be like that of the sun and the light of the sun will be seven times greater (like the light of seven days). On the day the Lord binds up the wounds of His people, He will heal the bruises left by His blows. (Isaiah 30:26)
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Second Week of Advent
Dec 4, 2022
Second Sunday of Advent
The light of the moon will be like that of the sun and the light of the sun will be seven times greater (like the light of seven days). On the day the Lord binds up the wounds of His people, He will heal the bruises left by His blows. (Isaiah 30:26)
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Second Week of Advent
Dec 5, 2022
Monday of the Second Week of Advent
Say to those whose hearts are frightened: Be strong, fear not! Here is your God, He comes with vindication; With divine recompense He comes to save you. (Isaiah 35: 4)
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Second Week of Advent
Dec 6, 2022
Tuesday of the Second Week of Advent
Then will the eyes of the blind be opened, the ears of the deaf be cleared; then will the lame leap like a stag, then the tongue of the dumb will sing. Streams will burst forth in the desert, and rivers in the steppe. The burning sands will become pools, and the thirsty ground, springs of water; the abode where the jackals lurk will be a marsh for the reed and papyrus. (Isaiah 35: 5-7)
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Second Week of Advent
Dec 7, 2022
Wednesday of the Second Week of Advent
"Come to Me, all you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am meek and humble of heart; and you will find rest for yourselves. For My yoke is easy and My burden light." (Matthew 11:28-30)
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Second Week of Advent
Dec 8, 2022
Thursday of the Second Week of Advent
From the days of John the Baptist until now, the kingdom of heaven suffers violence, and the violent are taking it be force. (Matthew 11:12)
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Second Week of Advent
Dec 9, 2022
Friday of the Second Week of Advent
Thus says the Lord, you redeemer, the Holy One of Israel: I, the Lord, your God, teach you what is for your good, and lead you on the way you should go. If you would hearken to my commandments, your prosperity would be like a river, and your vindication like the waves of the sea; your descendants would be like the sand, and those born of your stock like its grains, their name never cut off or blotted out from my presence. (Isaiah 48:17-19)
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Second Week of Advent
Dec 10, 2022
Saturday of the Second Week of Advent
Then the disciples asked Him, "Why do the scribes say that Elijah must come first?" He said in reply, "Elijah will indeed come and restore all things; but I tell you that Elijah has already come, and they did not recognize him but did to him whatever they pleased. So also will the Son of Man suffer at their hands." Then the disciples understood that He was speaking to them of John the Baptist. (Matthew 17: 10-13)
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Third Week of Advent
Dec 11, 2022
Third Sunday of Advent
Sing aloud, O daughter of Zion; shout, O Israel! Rejoice and exult with all your heart, O daughter of Jerusalem! (Zephaniah 3:14)
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Third Week of Advent
Dec 12, 2022
Monday of the Third Week of Advent
When He had come into the temple area, the chief priests and the elders of the people approached Him as He was teaching and said, "By what authority are you doing these things? And who gave you this authority?" (Matthew 21:23)
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Third Week of Advent
Dec 13, 2022
Tuesday of the Third Week of Advent
For then I will change and purify the lips of the people, that they all may call upon the name of the Lord, to serve Him with one accord. (Zephaniah 3:9)
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Third Week of Advent
Dec 14, 2022
Wednesday of the Third Week of Advent
Turn to Me and be safe, all you ends of the earth, for I am God; there is no other! (Isaiah 45:22)
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Third Week of Advent
Dec 15, 2022
Thursday of the Third Week of Advent
Though the mountains leave their place and the hills be shaken My love shall never leave you nor My covenant of peace be shaken, says the Lord, who has mercy on you. (Isaiah 54:10)
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Third Week of Advent
Dec 16, 2022
Friday of the Third Week of Advent
All this took place to fulfill what the Lord has said through the prophet: "Behold, the virgin shall be with the child and bear a son, and they shall name him Emmanuel" which means, "God is with us," When Joseph awoke, he did as the angel of the Lord commanded him and took his wife into his home. (Matthew 1:22-24)
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Third Week of Advent
Dec 17, 2022
Saturday of the Third Week of Advent
But the angel said to him, "Do not be afraid, Zechariah, because your prayer has been heard. Your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son, and you shall name him John. And you will have joy and gladness, and many will rejoice at his birth, for he will be great in the sight of (the) Lord. He will drink neither wine nor strong drink. He will be filled with the Holy Spirit, even from his mother's womb, and he will turn many of the children of Israel to the Lord their God. He will go before him in the spirit and power of Elijah, to turn the hearts of fathers toward children, and the disobedient to the understanding of the righteous, to prepare people fit for the Lord." (Luke 1:13-17)
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Fourth Week of Advent
Dec 18, 2022
Fourth Sunday of Advent
Therefore the Lord himself will give you this sign: the virgin shall be with child and bear a son, and shall name him Immanuel. (Isaiah 7:14)
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Fourth Week of Advent
Dec 19, 2022
Monday of the Fourth Week of Advent
The Lord, your God, is in your midst, a mighty Savior; He will rejoice over you with gladness, and renew you in His love, He will sing joyfully because of you, as one sings at festivals. (Zephaniah 3:17)
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Fourth Week of Advent
Dec 20, 2022
Tuesday of the Fourth Week of Advent
And Mary said, "My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord: my spirit rejoices in God my Savior. For He has looked upon His handmaid’s lowliness; behold, from now on will all ages call me blessed." (Luke 1:46)
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Fourth Week of Advent
Dec 21, 2022
Wednesday of the Fourth Week of Advent
Lo, I am sending my messenger to prepare the way before me; and suddenly there will come to the temple the Lord whom you seek, and the messenger of the covenant whom you desire. Yes, He is coming, says the Lord of hosts. (Malachi 3:1)
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Fourth Week of Advent
Dec 22, 2022
Thursday of the Fourth Week of Advent
Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel, for He has visited and brought redemption to His people. (Luke 1:68)
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Fourth Week of Advent
Dec 23, 2022
Friday of the Fourth Week of Advent
The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; those who dwelt in a land of deep darkness, on them has light shined. (Isaiah 9:2)
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Fourth Week of Advent
Dec 24, 2022
Saturday of the Fourth Week of Advent
In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin's name was Mary. And he came to her and said, "Hail, O favored one, the Lord is with you!" But she was greatly troubled at the saying, and considered in her mind what sort of greeting this might be. And the angel said to her, "Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus. (Luke 1:27-31)
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Christmas
Dec 25, 2022
Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord
"The Word became Flesh and made His dwelling among us, and we have seen His glory: The glory of an only Son coming from the Father, filled with enduring love." (John 1:14)
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