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Anglican Missal Propers
Sunday of II Class, Semidouble


Rorate coeli (Isaiah 45) 

Priest:   Drop down, ye heavens, from above,
People:   And let the skies pour down righteousness:
Priest:   Let the earth open
People:   And bring forth a Saviour.   § 

Priest: (Psalm 19)  The heavens declare the glory of God:
People: And the firmament sheweth his handy-work.
Priest: Glory be ...
People: As it was ... 

       (Repeat to §.) 


Priest:   (Psalm 145)  The Lord is nigh unto all them that call upon him:
People:   Yea, all such as call upon him faithfully.
Priest:   My mouth shall speak the praise of the Lord:
People:   And let all flesh give thanks unto his holy Name. 

The following Alleluia with its verse is said on Sundays only. i.e, it is omitted on Ferias in Advent. 

Priest:    Alleluia.
People:   Alleluia.
Priest:   Come, O Lord, and tarry not:
People:   Forgive the misdeeds of thy people.
All:        Alleluia!


St. Luke 1 

Hail Mary, full of grace: the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb. 


We beseech thee, O Lord, mercifully to have respect unto these our oblations: that the same may be profitable unto us for our increase in all godliness, and for the attainment of everlasting salvation. Through. 

SECRET 2  Of Advent 

Grant, we beseech thee, O Lord, that the effectual power of these thy holy mysteries may in such wise cleanse us from all our iniquities that we may in all purity attain unto him who is the author of the same, even Jesus Christ, thy Son, our Lord.  Who liveth and reigneth with thee. 

SECRET 3  Of Saint Mary 

We beseech thee, O Lord, stablish in our hearts the mysteries of thy true religion: that, as we do believe thy Son, conceived of a virgin, to be very God and very man, so by the power of his resurrection we may be found worthy to attain to everlasting felicity.  (Through the same.) 

PREFACE Of the Most Holy Trinity 


Behold, a Virgin shall conceive and bear a Son: and his Name shall be called Emmanuel. 


O Lord, who hast here vouchsafed unto us to be partakers of thy bounty: grant, we beseech thee, that we may so continue to draw near unto the same; that growing more and more in grace, we may attain in the end to everlasting life.  Through. 


Grant to us, O Lord, we beseech thee: so to wait for thy loving kindness in the midst of thy Temple, that in readiness of heart and mind we may hail the coming feast of our redemption.  Through. 


We beseech thee, O Lord, pour thy grace into our hearts: that as we have known the incarnation of thy Son Jesus Christ by the message of an Angel; so by his cross and passion we may be brought to the glory of his resurrection.  (Through the same.)