Sunday, November 30, 2008

St Andrew the King

Three weeks and three days before Christmas begins.

So goes the rhyme tying St. Andrew's feast day with Advent.

We will light the first candle of our Advent wreath and sing our favorite Advent songs:

O Come, O Come Emmanuel
On Jordan's Bank the Baptist's Cry
Savior of the Nations, Come

We will begin our Novena:

Beginning on St. Andrew the Apostle's feast day, November 30, the following prayer is recited fifteen times a day until Christmas.

Hail and blessed be the hour and moment In which the Son of God was born Of the most pure Virgin Mary, at midnight, in Bethlehem, in the piercing cold. In that hour vouchsafe, I beseech Thee, O my God, to hear my prayer and grant my desires, [here mention your request] through the merits of Our Saviour Jesus Christ, and of His blessed Mother. Amen.

We will pray for you, that you may have a peaceful and holy Advent.

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