2nd Sunday of Advent (Latin)


Tomorrow is the 2nd Sunday of Advent. This is the first of two weeks where the Gospel centers on the action of St. John the Baptist who prepares the way for Christ.


Populus Sion, ecce, Dominus veniet ad salvandas gentes: et auditam facite Dominus gloriam vocis suae in laetitia cordis vestrae.
— Missale Romanum (1962); cf. Is. 30:30

Ant. People of Sion, behold! The Lord shall come to save the nations, and the Lord shall make the glory of His voice to be heard in the joy of your hearts.

V. Thou who rulest over Israel, hearken, O thou who guidest the flock of Joseph.

V. Glory be…


Deus, tu conversus vivificabis nos, et plebs tua laetabitur in te: ostende nobis, Domine, misericordiam tuam, et salutare tuum da nobis.
— Missale Romanum (1962); cf. Ps. 84:7,8

Ant. O God, Thou shalt give us life, and Thy people shall rejoice in Thee. Show us, O Lord, Thy mercy, and grant us thy salvation.


Jerusalem, surge et sta in excelso, et vide jucunditatem quae veniet tibi a Deo tuo.
— Missale Romanum (1962); cf. Bar. 5:5; 4:36

Ant. Jerusalem, arise and stand upon the heights, and see the joy which comes to thee from thy God.