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Sunday, December 14, 2014

THE THIRD SUNDAY OF ADVENT (Gaudete)

Gaudete literally means "rejoice," for the Lord is coming! And so on this Sunday you'll notice that the Advent purple gives way to a splash of rose. The frontal on the altar changes, the vestments of the clergy change, there are flowers, and the third candle—a rose one—is lit on the advent wreath. All of this is a bit of joy breaking into what is otherwise a penetential season. After today we return to purple for the remainder of Advent.

During Lent, we observe a similar break in the midst of a pentential season. It is known as Lataere Sunday, which also means "rejoice." It is always celebrated on the Fourth Sunday in Lent.

Collect:

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, world without end. Amen.

8:00 am, Chantry Chapel
9:00 am, High Altar
Sung by the Junior Choristers.
9:45 am – 10:30 am, 2nd Floor, Parish House
10:00 am – 10:45 am, 3rd Floor, Parish House
10:00 am – 10:45 am, 5th Floor, Parish House
This class will cover a much overlooked book of the Bible.
11:00 am, High Altar
Sung by the Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys.
12:30 pm – 1:15 pm, 2nd Floor, Parish House
1:00 pm, Saint Thomas Church
4:00 pm, High Altar
Sung by the Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys.
5:15 pm, Saint Thomas Church