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  1. Daily Bible Readings, Podcast Audio and Videos and Prayers brought to you by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. Second Sunday of Advent Lectionary: 5. Reading 1 . IS 40:1-5, 9-11. Comfort, give comfort to my people, says your God. Speak tenderly to Jerusalem, and proclaim to her.
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  3. 2nd Reading - 2 Peter 3:8-14 The epistle readings of Advent focus on life in the interim time between the resurrection and the fulfilment of the reign of Christ. We live in semi-darkness until the light of Christ dawns more fully in our lives. But we must live as if the lights will come on in their highest intensity at any moment

Readings & Reflections for the Second Sunday of Advent. Mass Readings & Reflections. First Reading: Isaiah 40:1-5, 9-11. Commentary: Advent is a time of preparation. We prepare to celebrate Christmas when we commemorate the first coming of Christ at the Incarnation some 2,000 years ago. In that, we focus on the great and profound mystery of our. Catholic Sunday Readings for December 5 2021, Second Sunday of Advent, Year C . 1st Reading - Baruch 5:1-9. 1 Jerusalem, take off your robe of mourning and misery; put on the splendor of glory from God forever: 2 wrapped in the cloak of justice from God, bear on your head the mitre that displays the glory of the eternal name Readings & Reflections for the 2nd Sunday of Advent. Mass Readings & Reflections. First Reading: Baruch 5:1-9. Commentary: The theme of today's readings is preparation, as is a common theme during this season of Advent. We are invited, in particular, to prepare for the coming of the Lord through repentance and restoration For the first three weeks of Advent, the second readings help us interpret the meaning of the mystery of Christ and provide guidelines for how we are to behave while we await his second coming. Today's reading is the only time that Peter's second letter appears in the Sunday lectionary

This second Sunday of Advent we read, pray, and reflect on the hope God's plan gives us (foretold by the prophets and fulfilled by the life and death of Christ), and we meditate on the promise of.. Second Sunday of Advent Readings: Preparation. Isaiah 40:3-5: A voice of one calling: 'In the wilderness prepare the way for the Lord; make straight in the desert a highway for our God. Every. Daily Bible Readings, Podcast Audio and Videos and Prayers brought to you by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. Daily Bible Readings, Podcast Audio and Videos and Prayers brought to you by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. Second Sunday of Advent Lectionary: 4. Reading 1 . Is 11:1-10. On that day, a shoot. In the Scripture Reading for the Second Sunday in Advent, the Lord calls His children -- the inhabitants of Jerusalem -- to return to him. Freed from sin, they must nevertheless mourn their past sins, but because of their spiritual pride (one of the seven deadly sins), they refuse

Advent Readings 1 : THE TWOFOLD COMING OF CHRIST (ST. CYRIL OF JERUSALEM). Advent Reading 2 ST. CYPRIAN: A TREATISE ON THE VALUE OF PATIENCE What we do not see, we hope for; Sundays of Advent. Cycle A. 1st Sunday of Advent (A). BE PREPARED ALWAYS. 2nd Sunday of Advent ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST, A MODEL OF PREPARING FOR THE COMING OF CHRIST The Gospel readings for the Second and Third Sundays of Advent always focus on John the Baptist. Since we are again in Lectionary Year A, the two selections are from Matthew 3:1-12 and 11:2-11.

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Scripture lessons summarized: All three readings for Advent II Sunday focus on the absolute necessity of our readying ourselves by repentance and reparation for Christ's coming. In the first reading, Isaiah assures his people that the Lord will restore their homeland to them and care for them as a shepherd cares for the sheep Second Sunday of Advent Advent's emphasis on the finality of the judgment Jesus will bring at the end of time is paired with the idea that his role was deeply embedded in the Scriptures of Israel. Isaiah's prophecy (Isaiah 11:1-10) relates to the root of Jesse, the father of King David, who is linked directly to Jesus in Matthew's.

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Readings & Reflections for the Second Sunday of Advent

Bible Readings for the Second Sunday of Advent. by John Jesus · September 7, 2014 . Exodus 4:19-23 . 19 And the Lord said to Moses in Midian, Go back to Egypt, for all the men who were seeking your life are dead. 20 So Moses took his wife and his sons and had them ride on a donkey, and went back to the land of Egypt. And Moses took the. God speaks to us in many ways, including through the Sunday Scripture readings. The Sunday Connection provides useful background and activities to better understand the upcoming Sunday's Scripture readings, helping you to connect the Scripture to daily life in a meaningful way. Second Sunday of Advent, Cycle B Sunday, December 6, 202 God speaks to us in many ways, including through the Sunday Scripture readings. The Sunday Connection provides useful background and activities to better understand the upcoming Sunday's Scripture readings, helping you to connect the Scripture to daily life in a meaningful way. Second Sunday of Advent, Cycle A Sunday, December 4, 201 Second Sunday in Advent Author: The Revd Dr Peter Toon Collect. BLESSED Lord, who hast caused all holy Scriptures to be written for our learning: Grant that we may in such wise hear them, read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest them, that by patience and comfort of thy holy Word, we may embrace and ever hold fast the blessed hope of everlasting life, which thou hast given us in our Saviour.

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Reading 2: 2 Peter 3:8-14. Gospel: Mark 1:1-8. An Advent Like No Other! The liturgical season of Advent is one of joyful hope, a time of spiritual renewal. Each of the four weeks is meant to draw us closer to one another and into the mystery of the Incarnation, which culminates with the celebration of Christmas or the Nativity of the Lord On the Second Sunday of Advent the Church has us contemplate the person and mission of Saint John the Baptist, the great prophet of the coming of Christ. Considered more than a prophet, Saint John was the greatest of the voices announcing the coming of salvation in Jesus Christ 11/29 First Sunday of Advent: 12/06 Second Sunday of Advent: 12/13 Third Sunday of Advent - Gaudete Sunday: 12/20 Fourth Sunday of Advent: 12/27 Sunday within the Octave of Christmas: 2021: 01/03 Holy Name of Jesus: 01/10 Holy Family: 01/17 Second Sunday after Epiphany: 01/24 Third Sunday after Epiphany: 01/31 Septuagesima: 02/07 Sexagesima: 02. The readings are available on the usccb.org website. 2nd Sunday of Advent. Entrance Antiphon. O people of Sion, behold, the Lord will come to save the nations, and the Lord will make the glory of his voice heard in the joy of your heart. Cf. Is 30:19, 30. Collect

2nd SUNDAY OF ADVENT. Year A Mass prayers and readings. Pópulus Sion, ecce Dóminus véniet ad salvándas gentes; et audítam fáciet Dóminus glóriam vocis suæ in lætítia cordis vestri. O people of Sion, behold, the Lord will come to save the nations, and the Lord will make the glory of his voice heard in the joy of your heart 2nd SUNDAY IN ADVENT (Cycle B) Readings: Isaiah 40:1-5, 9-11. Psalm 85:9-14. 2 Peter 3:8-14. Mark 1:1-8. Abbreviations: NAB (New American Bible); NJB (New Jerusalem Bible), IBHE (Interlinear Bible Hebrew-English), IBGE (Interlinear Bible Greek-English), and LXX (Greek Septuagint Old Testament translation). CCC designates a citation from the. Second Sunday of Advent: Peace . Scripture: Luke 3:1-6 NRSV. Gathering . Welcome . Advent is a season of waiting for the coming of light into a darkened world in the form of the infant Jesus. Advent is spent anticipating and spiritually preparing for the arrival of the Christ-child. Scriptures, symbols, and hymns help make Advent a time of. Reflections for 2nd Sunday of Advent. The readings remind us that the past, present and future coming of Jesus into the world is the fulfillment of the saving plan of God. Is 40:1-5, It is because of this deeper meaning of the prophet's words that this reading has been chosen for Advent. Second Reading,.

A reflection for the Second Sunday of Advent. Sister Barbara E. Reid, O.P. reflects on the readings for December 6, 2020. Catholic Voices. Sister Barbara E. Reid, O.P. In today's first reading, a voice cries out in the desert, bringing hope and comfort to the shattered exiles. Some of them thought the exile was a punishment from God for. On this Second Sunday in the season of Advent, we focus our attention on PEACE. We remember that God is Peace and from Him alone can we receive the peace we need when days are stormy and trials stir up the waters around us. As disciples of Jesus Christ we are empowered to tranquilize th On the 1st Sunday of Advent, have some parishioners light one purple candle and read/recite the liturgy. On the 2nd Sunday, light the previous purple candle and a second purple candle, and do the reading. On the 3rd Sunday, light re-light the two purple candles and then the pink one Optional parts of the readings are set off in square brackets. The Bible texts of the Old Testament, Epistle and Gospel lessons are from the New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright 1989 by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA, and used by permission The theme for the 2nd Sunday of Advent is to prepare the way of the Lord. Isaiah stated in Chapter 40: Verse 3: A voice cries, in the wilderness prepare the way for the Lord. Make straight in the desert a highway for our God. Priest: Father, as we journey down this Advent road, we relight the candle of hope, and we light a candle of peace

[The readings for the 2nd Sunday of Advent are Baruch 5:1-9; 1 Philippians 1:4-6, 8-11; and Luke 3:1-6] Basilian Father Thomas Rosica, chief executive officer of the Salt and Light Catholic Media Foundation and Television Network in Canada, is a consultor to the Pontifical Council for Social Communications Reading for Sunday 2nd Week of Advent, Year A. ?First Reading: (Isaiah 11: 1-10) ?Responsorial Psalm: (Ps 72: 1-7,18-19) ?Secon Rationale: The official Introduction to the Lectionary (Second Edition, 1981) briefly explains the rationale for the reading choices for the Sundays of Advent: Each Gospel reading has a distinctive theme: the Lord's coming at the end of time (First Sunday of Advent), John the Baptist (Second and Third Sunday), and the events that prepared immediately for the Lord's birth (Fourth Sunday)

Isaiah 40:1-11; 2 Peter 3:8-15a; Mark 1:1-8; Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13; Download this page as a Word Document. The Collect. M erciful God, who sent your messengers the prophets to preach repentance and prepare the way for our salvation: Give us grace to heed their warnings and forsake our sins, that we may greet with joy the coming of Jesus Christ our Redeemer; who lives and reigns with you and the. Second Sunday of Advent Entrance Antiphon O people of Sion, behold, the Lord will come to save the nations, and the Lord will make the glory of his voice heard in the joy of your heart. Cf. Is 30:19, 30 Collect Almighty and merciful God, may no earthly undertaking hinder those who set out in haste to meet your Son

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Reflection for the Second Sunday of Advent, December 6. Early each week throughout the Advent season, we'll post a reflection on the readings for the upcoming Sunday in Advent. The reflection will be available on our homepage through the weekend and then archived on our Advent 2020 webpage. The reflection below was written by Shannon Dee. Fourth Sunday of Advent: The secret of salvation revealed by Scott Hahn December 22, 2017; Second Sunday of Advent (Year C) by Scott Hahn December 6, 2018; Cardinal Cupich: God 'schemes' for our salvation by Christine Rousselle January 25, 202 Commentary on the 2nd Sunday of Advent, B. By kafesk on December 3, 2020. 1st Reading: Isaiah 40: 1-5, 9-11. From Mary Birmingham, W & W Wkbk for Year B, p. 61 : Today's reading refers to Israel's return home (They are still in exile.) as well as the prophet's commissioning, The heavenly court witnesses and approves God's command, call. 2nd Sunday of Advent Readings Posted by junix28 on December 4, 2010 in Homilies. First reading Isaiah 11:1-10 ; A shoot springs from the stock of Jesse, a scion thrusts from his roots: on him the spirit of the Lord rests, a spirit of wisdom and insight, a spirit of counsel and power

Dec 6, 2020: 2nd Sunday of Advent (B) - Sunday Reading

The liturgical season of Advent is all about the coming of the Christ Child. Mark has quoted from the Prophet Isaiah. Comfort, O comfort my people, says your God. (Isaiah 40:1) This was the message of John the Baptist: A voice cries out: In the wilderness prepare the way of the Lord, make straight in the desert a highway for our God For: Sunday, December 6, 2020 2nd Sunday of Advent. From: Isaiah 40:1-5, 9-11. Prologue: Promise of Deliverance-----[1] Comfort, comfort my people, says your God. [2] Speak tenderly to Jerusalem, and cry to her that her warfare is ended, that her iniquity is pardoned, that she has received from the Lord's han Second Reading: Romans 15:4-9 . Every year on the second Sunday of Advent, the liturgy offers Christians the preaching of John the Baptist. He prepared the people of Israel for the coming of the Messiah. So, also today, he is able to teach us to welcome the Lord who is coming About Press Copyright Contact us Creators Advertise Developers Terms Privacy Policy & Safety How YouTube works Test new features Press Copyright Contact us Creators.

SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT—DECEMBER 6, 2020. Prepare the way of the Lord is a major theme for the Second Sunday of Advent. This prophecy of Isaiah about John the Baptist is repeated in the gospel. But it is not the prophecy about John the Baptist only; it is the prophecy about what all believers are called to do and proclaim The word advent comes from the Greek. It finds its root in the word for coming. So during advent we prepare for our celebration of Jesus' first coming while we look forward to Jesus' second coming. Advent is not just about Christmas, it's also about the second coming of our Messiah. These readings are designed to be read as you light a candle Second Sunday of Advent, December 8, 2019 Before the first reading: Isaiah has bluntly told Judah's people and king that they were in trouble because of their unfaithfulness. Now he wants to inspire hope, so he explains how God will give them a new king, like the great king David, son of Jesse, from centuries past

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Second Sunday of Advent . MASS READINGS. December 05, 2004 (Readings on USCCB website) COLLECT PRAYER. The second reading is from the letter of Paul to the Romans 15:4-9. Whatever was written. Advent is really a season in 2 parts, with the 1st two weeks concerned with the Lord's coming as Judge of all at the end of time and the 2nd two weeks serving as the proximate preparation for His coming in the flesh. Our activities, like the Church's readings, should reflect that dual character

The readings for this Sunday are Isaiah 11.1-10; Romans 15.4-9; Matthew 3.1-12. Experiencing Forgiveness and Salvation In today's Scripture readings, two of the three outstanding Advent guides (Isaiah, John the Baptist and Mary) show us the proper attitude to assume as we prepare to welcome the Saviour of the world. First of all, Isaiah, th HOMILY FOR THE 2ND SUNDAY OF ADVENT YEAR B (3) In the Catholic Church, we celebrate the death of saints as the day they overcame the world with all its temptations and became united with God in heaven. HOMILY FOR THE SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT YEAR B. HOMILY THEME: SPIRITUAL PREPARATION. BY: Fr. Mike Lagrimas. HOMILY: Mark 1:1-8 Scripture Readings 6th December 2020, 2nd Sunday of Advent, Year B Isaiah celebrates with fulsome praise their God who has enabled the Israelites to return from exile in Babylon. God has cleared the way for their return, just as He led his people during the Exodus from Egypt. Then God was visible in a small area as a pillar of cloud or fire

The word Advent means coming or arrival. The focus of the entire season is the celebration of the birth of Jesus the Christ in his First Advent, and the anticipation of the return of Christ the King in his Second Advent. Thus, Advent is far more than simply marking a 2,000 year old event in history Second Sunday of Advent / Msgr. Owen F. Campion The Sunday Readings. Sunday, December 6, 2020; Isaiah 40:1-5, 9-11; 2 Peter 3:8-14; Mark 1:1-8; The second part of the Book of Isaiah provides the first reading for Mass on this Second Sunday of Advent. When this book was written, God's people were happy Commentary on the RCL New Testament Lectionary Reading for Year C, the Second Sunday of Advent (Luke 3:1-6) Ca2 Year C, Advent 2, Lectionary Commentary, Luke 3:1-6, NT Home > Lectionary Resources > Year C > Advent 2 2 wks < last week <> next week > 2 wk 2nd Sunday of Advent: 9 things to know and share. This Sunday's readings take us from Old Testament prophecies of the future Messiah to the union of Jew and Gentile in God's kingdom. They also. READINGS FOR 1ST SUNDAY OF ADVENT YEAR B (2020, 2023, 2026) First reading: Book of Isaiah 63:16b-17, 19b; 64:2-7. You, Lord, are our father, our redeemer you are named forever. Why do you let us wander, O Lord, from your ways, and harden our hearts so that we fear you not? Return for the sake of your servants, the tribes of your heritage

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Sunday Readings for December 9 & 10: Second Sunday of Advent by Scott Hahn December 8, 2017 Fourth Sunday of Advent (Year A) by Scott Hahn December 20, 2019 Start your day with Always Forward 2nd Sunday of Advent - Year C 03 December, 2018 -9th December 2018-Second Sunday of Advent - Year C. Gospel Reading: Luke 3:1-6 vs 1. In the fifteenth year of Tiberius Caesar's reign, when Pontius Pilate was governor of Judaea, Herod tetrarch of Galilee, his brother Philip tetrarch of the lands of Ituraea and Trachonitis, Lysanias tetrarch of Abilene Sunday next (6 December 2020) is the Second Sunday of Advent. The readings in the Revised Common Lectionary for Sunday are: The Readings: Isaiah 40: 1-11; Psalm 85: 1-2, 8-13; II Peter 3: 8-15a; Mark 1: 1-8. There is a direct link to the readings HERE. Since the First Sunday of Advent (29 November December 2020), we have been in Year B in the.

GOSPEL, FIRST READING & PSALM TRANSCRIPT (Subscribe or Login for Full Transcript):The Second Sunday in the Season of Advent for Year B shifts our focus from the final advent, or second coming of Christ at the end of time, to the first advent of Jesus by bringing us back to the very beginning of the Gospel of Mark Readings for the Second Sunday of Advent, Year B (2011, 2014, 2017, 2020, 2023) Isaiah 40:1-11. Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13. 2 Peter 3:8-15a. Mark 1:1-8. Again this second Sunday of Advent, we gather with heightened expectation for the coming of God. A voice cries out, the first lesson proclaims: 'In the wilderness prepare the way of the Lord. 2nd Sunday of Advent - A Note: Where a Scripture text is underlined in th e body of this discussion, it is recommended that the reader look up and read that passage. Introduction Advent is really a season in 2 parts, with the 1st two weeks concerned with the Lord' Be God's Amazing Grace When I hear today's 2nd reading from 2 Peter, echoing Psalm 90:4, when it tell us With the Lord one day is like a thousand years and a thousand years like one day, I remember one of the later verses of John Newton's hymn Amazing Grace. Newer Post Third Sunday of Advent - Year B 2nd Sunday of Advent. Date: December 10, 2017. New American Bible readings. First reading (Isaiah 40: 1-5 and 9-11) A reading from the book of the prophet Isaiah. Comfort, give comfort to my people, says your God. Speak tenderly to Jerusalem, and proclaim to her that her service is at an end, her guilt is expiated; indeed, she has received.

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The Season of Advent is associated with the word wait. Waiting is most often considered in passive terms; when we wait, we usually are waiting for someone to arrive or for something to happen. But this week's readings affirm the biblical notion that waiting isn't passive - it's active. Our passive waiting needs to be transformed into active preparation Readings for Advent and Christmas SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT (option 1) Speaker 1: Fire burns. It hurts. It can destroy. Fire also gives warmth and light. The coming of Christ is both a day of judgment and a day of promise. Two candles, flickering brightly, help us remember that the coming of Christ has many meanings

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2nd Sunday of Advent (6th December): PEACE In the settle and stir of a burnt-orange sunrise, in the lilting laughter or memory of a table full of friends, in the flash of clarity that turns on the light of insight and leads us towards wisdom, we find the peace that passes all understanding Second Sunday of Advent. On this second Sunday of Advent, as we think about the coming of Jesus Christ, we light the candle of peace. Jesus Christ is our peace. (Ephesians 2:14) He is the Prince of Peace, and the fruit of His presence is peace. (Isaiah 9:6; Galatians 5:22) Christ comes to bring justice, wholeness, and harmon First Sunday of Advent & World AIDS Day Sunday, December 2, 2012 ; Second Sunday of Advent Sunday, December 9, 2012 ; Third Sunday of Advent Sunday, December 16, 2012 ; Fourth Sunday of Advent Sunday, December 23, 2012 ; Christmas Tuesday, December 25, 2012 ; Kwanzaa Wednesday, December 26, 2012 -Tuesday, January 1, 2013 ; Watch Nigh Readings of the Day: Second Sunday of Advent Lord, let us see your kindness, and grant us your salvation. December 06,2020 . Readings for the Day Isaiah 40:1-5, 9-11. 1 Comfort, comfort my people, says your God Second Sunday of Advent. Second Sunday of Advent. December 5, 2021. Dive into God's Word. Daily Readings; Listen to Podcasts; Watch our Videos; About USCCB. The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops' (USCCB's) mission is to encounter the mercy of Christ and to accompany His people with joy

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2nd Sunday of Advent Readings: Isaiah 11:1-10 Psalms 72:1-2, 7-8, 12-13, 17 Romans 15:4-9 Matthew 3:1-1 HOMILY FOR 2ND SUNDAY IN ADVENT YEAR A. If I were to sum up this gospel reading in one word, it would be passion. We need to look at the scene of John the Baptist confronting the Pharisees. Notice how angry he gets at their arrival. It is not just he disagrees with them, their presence is virtually sickening to him The Second Sunday in Advent. The Collect. Blessed Lord, who hast caused all holy Scriptures to be written for our learning: Grant that we may in such wise hear them, read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest them, that by patience and comfort of thy holy Word, we may embrace and ever hold fast the blessed hope of everlasting life, which thou hast given us in our Saviour Jesus Christ

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Second Sunday of Advent / Msgr. Owen F. Campion The Sunday Readings. Sunday, December 8, 2019; Isaiah 11:1-10; Romans 15:4-9; Matthew 3:1-12; Indicating the importance of Advent and the message of these readings, the Church this weekend celebrates the Second Sunday of Advent, rather than the great Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary Second Sunday of Advent. Baruch 5:1-9 Psalm 26 Philippians 1:4-6, 8-11 Luke 3:1-6. Each week in the Epistle, Paul (and an unknown writer in the reading for the fourth Sunday) offers words and. Gospel Reflection for December 6, 2020 - 2nd Sunday of Advent. Sunday Readings: Isaiah 40:1-5, 9-11; 2 Peter 3.8-14; Mark 1.1-8. The beginning of the good news of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. As it is written in the prophet Isaiah, See, I am sending my messenger ahead of you, who will prepare your way; the voice of one crying out in the. Second Sunday of Advent. December 6, 2020. IS 40:1-5, 9-11. PS 85:9-10-11-12, 13-14. 2 PT 3:8-14. MK 1:1-8. In the past eight months, many of us have encountered difficulty that we never imagined we would confront. Life in the midst of a pandemic has brought severe illness and death to some, loss of work and financial instability to others.

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2nd Sunday in Advent December 10, 2017. Readings: First Reading: Isaiah 40:1-5, 9-11 Responsorial Psalm 85:9-10, 11-12, 13-14 Second Reading: 2 Peter 3:8-14 Gospel: Mark 1:1-8. Many years ago, I was preparing to run in the Chicago Marathon. The marathon stretches for 26 ½ miles throughout the Chicago metropolitan area Second Sunday of Advent. Daily Advent Prayer. Lord, open my lips, and my mouth shall declare your praise.. Entrance Antiphon: People of Zion, behold, the Lord will come to save the nations, and the Lord will make the glory of his voice heard. in the joy of your heart. Collect Isaiah 40.1-11; Psalm 85.1-2, 8-13; 2 Peter 3.8-15a; Mark 1.1-8. iStock. MARK's Gospel opens in stark simplicity. It continues in that same style right to the end — or ends, depending on what view you take of the longer version (Mark 16.9 on). No poetry like Luke. No kingly origin like Matthew. Certainly no grand philosophical prologue like.