Agnus Dei, Jose Campeche, 1806-9

Translation of the Gospel for the First Sunday of Advent

At that time Jesus said to his disciples, “There will be signs in the sun and moon and stars and upon the earth distress of nations bewildered by the roaring of sea and waves, men fainting for fear and for expectation of the things that are coming on the world. For then they will see the Son of Man coming upon a cloud with great power and majesty. But when these things begin to come to pass, look up and lift up your heads because your redemption is at hand.” And he spoke to them a parable “Behold the fig tree and all the trees. When they now put forth their buds you know that summer is near. Even so, when you see these things coming to pass know that the kingdom of God is near. Amen, I say to you, this generation will not pass away till all things have been accomplished. Heaven and earth will pass away but my words will not pass away.”

The saving words of the Gospel.

Know that the Kingdom of God is near.

In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, the Holy Spirit. Amen.

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–Fr. Ermatinger