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DCEP#28 Homily for the Third Sunday of Advent “Rejoice” (Gaudete)

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This Sunday we light the pink candle on the Advent wreath signifying the joyful day known as “Gaudete” or Recoicing Sunday.

I am posting a link to the Sunday Readings as well as the lyrics of Gaudete by the Mediaeval Baebes

As always, comments are welcome. Honest opinion is the only way I can become a better preacher and further the Kingdom in my humble way.


Lyrics: Latin/English

Gaudete! gaudete! Christus est natus Ex Maria Virgine: Gaudete!

Tempus adest gratiae, Hoc quod optabamus; Carmina laeticiae Devote redamus.

Deus homo factus est, Natura mirante; Mundus renovatus est, A Christo regnante.

Ezechiellis porta Clausa pertransitur; Unde lux est orta, Salus invenitur.

Ergo nostra concito Psallat iam in lustro; Benedicat Domino: Salus Regi nostro.


Rejoice, rejoice, Christ is born Of the virgin Mary, rejoice

The time of grace is here, that which we desire Let us recite with devotion a song of joy

God is made man in erring nature The world is restored by the reigning Christ

Passing through Ezekiel’s closed gate Whence the light has risen salvation has appeared

Therefore we now sing our hymn in brightness May it bless the lord, our saviour king


Author: icelmcreek

Ordained in 2001 and currently serving the parishes of Immaculate Conception, Elm Creek, NE and her missions, Holy Rosary in Overton, NE and St. John Capistran in Amherst, NE.

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