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Gaudete: The Third Sunday in Advent

December 14, 2012
Gaudete Sunday: The Third Sunday in Advent, from the opening word of the Introit. “Rejoice in the Lord always, again I will say, Rejoice.”  (Philippians 4:4) As on Mid-Lent Sunday (Laetare), rose coloured vestments may be worn.  (The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church, 3rd ed. revised.)
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The Church of the Good Shepherd, Raleigh, NC

STIR UP THY POWER, O Lord, and with great might come among us; and, because we are sorely hindered by our sins, let thy bountiful grace and mercy speedily help and deliver us; through Jesus Christ our Lord, to whom, with thee and the Holy Ghost, be honor and glory, now and for ever.  Amen.

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