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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.)

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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