December 22., Advent 4. vasárnapja

Iz 7,10-14; Zs 23; Róm 1,1-7; Mt 1,18-24
“Íme a szűz méhében fogan, és fiút szül”

A lelkiségi és pszichológiai írások beszélnek a
szeretetnyelvekről (testi érintés, elismerő szavak, minőségi
idő, figyelmességek, ajándékozások), amelyek megfogható formái
és kifejezői a szeretetünknek. Mindegyikünk az 5
szeretetcsatorna egyikén keresztül ajándékozhatja meg a
világot.
A szeretet mindig valódi, megtestesült és megfogható. Isten
örök szeretete Jézus Krisztus, immár 2000 éve megtestesült,
tényleges, és a hitben megfogható.

Velünk az Isten. Isten földre születését, emberré
testesülésének titkát ünnepeljük.
Isten addig is velünk volt, a világ “őáltala lett, és
nélküle semmi sem lett, ami lett” – de csodálatos és hallatlan
kalandot vállalt, amikor karácsony éjjelén emberként közénk
született. Úgy várjuk a születés ünnepét, hogy közben tudjuk,
érezzük: velünk az Isten.
A jászolban fekvő törékeny kisded a világ Megváltója, akire
a nemzetek vártak. Én várom-e? Várok-e rá? Mitől karácsony ez
az ünnep, ha nem miatta?
Szemléljük Őt! Jézus Krisztus a jászolban kiskarjait felénk
tárva hív az idén is, hogy melegítsük fel a szívünket és a
lefagyott kezünket a szeretetre!

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Fourth Sunday of Advent

Daily Advent Prayer
“Lord, open my lips,
and my mouth shall declare your praise.”

Entrance Antiphon:
Let the clouds rain down the Just One, and the earth bring forth a Savior.

December 22nd

Collect:
O God, who, seeing the human race fallen into death,
willed to redeem it by the coming of your Only Begotten Son,
grant, we pray,
that those who confess his Incarnation with humble fervor
may merit his company as their Redeemer.

Who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. *

Today’s Readings

Daily Meditation:

Judah shall be safe and Jerusalem dwell secure.
We begin Advent coming to the Lord who promises to keep us safe. In awe we say:

“To you, O Lord, I lift up my soul!”
Psalm 25

Let’s begin this week with a deeply felt prayer.
Even if we don’t know exactly what we need or long for,
today, let’s try to express our desire for God’s help and assistance.

The days are coming, says the Lord, when I will fulfill the promise I made to the house of Israel and Judah  Jeremiah 33

He guides the humble to justice,
he teaches the humble his way.

Psalm 25


Today’s Daily Reflection

Intercessions:

To the Lord, Jesus Christ, judge of the living and the dead,
let us pray:
Come, Lord Jesus!

Lord Jesus, you came to save sinners,
– protect us in times of temptation.

You will come in glory to be our judge,
– show in us your power to save.

Help us to keep the precepts of your law with strength of Spirit,
– and to look forward in love to your coming.

You are praised throughout the ages;
in your mercy help us to live devoutly and temperately in this life,
– as we wait in joyful hope for the revelation of your glory.

O KING OF THE GENTILES
and their desired One,
the Cornerstone that makes both one:
Come, and deliver us,
whom you formed out of the dust of the earth.

Closing Prayer:

Oh, king of us all.
I find myself standing before
your strength and splendor
watching, waiting
and filled with total joy.

You have lifted my mind in hope.
Now help me to open my life
the the coming of the Spirit.

I want to be like Mary, your mother.
Her wonderful courage and strength
inspire me to do the same.
She simply said Yes
and the impossible was done.

Thank you for this Advent journey.
The anticipation has filled my life
and made me long for
a closer relationship with you.

My life gets so busy that I forget to focus.
Thank you for guidance.
Thank you for the quiet moments
when I have felt your love.

Nothing will be impossible with God.

Guide my feet on the way of peace.

Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
Shall come to thee, O Israel!

May the Lord bless us,
protect us from all evil
and bring us to everlasting life.
Amen.



 

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December 21., szombat

Én 2,8-14 vagy Szof 3,14-18a Zs 32 Lk 1,39-45
“Szerelmesem hangját hallom: jön már ugrálva a hegyeken”

Mária hitt abban, hogy Erzsébet idős kora ellenére is
gyermeket szülhet, ezért a segítségére indult. Mária itt
hálaadó éneket és köszönetet mond a gyermekáldásért és az
örömért. Isten segíti azokat, akik őt félik, és nem kell ahhoz
a világ szemében nagynak lenni, hogy az Ő számára fontosak
legyünk. Isten irgalmassága mindannyiunk számára ott van, csak
nyitottnak kell lenni hozzá, hogy befogadhassuk azt. Az
irgalmasság által közelebb kerülhetünk a Megváltóhoz, akinek
az eljövetele már nagyon közel van.

Hogyan válhatnék a mai napon a Megváltóhoz hasonlóvá? Ma
megpróbálok arra figyelni, hogy az irgalmasságot gyakoroljam
embertársaim felé.

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Third Saturday of Advent

Daily Advent Prayer
“Lord, open my lips,
and my mouth shall declare your praise.”

December 21st

Collect:
Hear in kindness, O Lord,
the prayers of your people,
that those who rejoice
at the coming of your Only Begotten Son in our flesh
may, when at last he comes in glory,
gain the reward of eternal life.

Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.
*

Today’s Readings

Daily Meditation:

Justice shall flourish in his time, and fullness of peace for ever.

We now begin the second part of Advent.
We follow the Gospel story, as it bring us to Christmas.
Today, we hear the story of God’s plan,
using a long line of less-than-perfect kings
and 5 very special women, to bring us to Jesus.

God saved us, by becoming one of us,
entering into our human, and sometimes messy history.

Jesus will come to each of us this Advent
in and through our human journey.

Justice shall flourish in his time, and fullness of peace forever.  Ps. 72

Today’s Daily Reflection

Intercessions:
To Christ our Redeemer who will come again to free from the power of death
all those who return to him, let us humbly pray:
Come Lord Jesus!

As we proclaim your coming Lord,
– cleanse our hearts of every vain desire,

Lord, may the Church which you founded,
– proclaim your greatness to all peoples.

Your law is a light to my eyes,
– let it protect those who trust in you.

You allow the joys of your coming to be foretold to us by your Church,
-may we receive you with eager devotion.

O DAWN OF THE EAST,
brightness of light eternal, and Sun of Justice;
Come, and enlighten those who sit in darkeness
and in shadow of death.

Closing Prayer:

Loving God,
It is growing in my heart:
An awareness and gratitude of your constant love for me;
Like the sun rising in the East
to warm and comfort my life
and to bring new growth.

Thank you for these weeks of prayer.
In the spirit of the season
my waiting, my patience,
feels sacred.

Bless my heart with generosity
and make me ready to receive you.

Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
Shall come to thee, O Israel!

May the Lord bless us,
protect us from all evil
and bring us to everlasting life.
Amen.


Third Friday of Advent

Daily Advent Prayer
“Lord, open my lips,
and my mouth shall declare your praise.”

December 20th

Collect:
O God, eternal majesty, whose ineffable Word
the immaculate Virgin received through the message of an Angel
and so became the dwelling-place of divinity,
filled with the light of the Holy Spirit,
grant, we pray, that by her example
we may in humility hold fast to your will.

Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.
*

Today’s Readings

Daily Meditation:
The Lord is coming from heaven in splendor to visit his people,
and bring them peace and eternal life.

We ask to be guided by his love.
He comes to us in more and more ways
as our longing grows.
At the same time, we are being prepared to receive even more grace
that we might be faithful in our daily lives.

Jesus is the Light that shines in the midst of any darkness and witnesses to us that he is being sent to us by his heavenly Father.
May we open our hearts to his coming.

Behold the king will come, the Lord of earth: and he will set us free.

Today’s Daily Reflection

Intercessions:
Through his son, God the father revealed his glory to men and women.
Therefore, let our joyful cry resound:
Lord, may your name be glorified.

Teach us, Lord, to love each other,
– as Christ loved us for God’s glory.

Fill us with all joy and peace and faith,
– that we may walk in the hope and strength of the Holy Spirit.

Help all of men and women,
Lord, in your loving mercy,
– be near to those who seek you without knowing it.

You call and sanctify the elect,
– though we are sinners, crown us with eternal happiness.

O KEY OF DAVID,
and Scepter of the House of Israel
who opens and no one shuts,
who shuts and no one opens:
Come, and bring forth the captive from his prison,
he who sits in darkness and in the shadow of death.

Closing Prayer:

Oh, King of us all,
I find myself standing before
your strength and splendor
watching, waiting
and filled with total joy.

You have lifted my mind in hope.
Now help me to open my life
and the coming of the Spirit.

I want to be like Mary, your mother.
Her wonderful courage and strength
inspire me to do the same.
She simply said Yes
and the impossible was done.

Thank you for this Advent journey.
The anticipation has filled my life
and made me long for
a closer relationship with you.

My life gets so busy that I forget to focus.
Thank you for your guidance.
Thank you for the quiet moments
when I have felt your love.

Nothing will be impossible with God.

Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
Shall come to thee, O Israel!

May the Lord bless us,
protect us from all evil
and bring us to everlasting life.
Amen.



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Third Thursday of Advent

Daily Advent Prayer
“Lord, open my lips, and my mouth shall declare your praise.”

December 19th

Collect:
O God, who through the child-bearing of the holy Virgin
graciously revealed the radiance of your glory to the world,
grant, we pray,
that we may venerate with integrity of faith
the mystery of so wonderous an Incarnation
and always celebrate it with due reverence.

Through our Lord Jesus Christ, you Son,
w
ho lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever
.
*

Today’s Readings

Meditation:

“My love shall never leave you.
“Raise a glad cry …
“Break forth in jubilant song …
“Fear not …”

Our God loves us – with “enduring love.”
Our God is in a relationship with us that is faithful, forgiving, healing.
Let us accept it, surrender to its power, and feel the joy
and freedom growing in our hearts.

I will praise you, Lord, for you have rescued me.   Ps. 30

Today’s Daily Reflection

Intercessions:
Christ is the wisdom and power of God, and his delight is to
be with the children of men.  With confidence, let us pray:
Draw near us, Lord.

Lord Jesus Christ, you have called us to your glorious kingdom,
– make us walk worthily, pleasing God in all we do.

You who stand unknown among us,
– reveal yourself to men and women.

You are nearer to us than we to ourselves,
– strengthen our faith and our hope of salvation.

You are the source of holiness,
– keep us holy and without sin now and until the day
of your coming.

O ROOT OF JEESE,
that stands for an ensign of the people,
before whom the kings keep silence
and unto whom the Gentiles shall make supplication:

Come, to deliver us, and tarry not.

Closing Prayer:

Oh, Jesus who descended from Jesse,
you are a sign of God’s love.
I feel hopeful and expectant,
filled with a rebirth of joy and love.

I depend you so much.
You are a rock for my belief
and a sign of God’s love.

Fill me with your praise!
I want to sing your glory,
filled with joy
for the message of hope you send.

I don’t always understand
when you are acting on my behalf.
Thank you for the message of hope you send me.
Give me true faith and love
as I celebrate the mystery
of how you came to be with us.

Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
Shall come to thee, O Israel!

May the Lord bless us,
protect us from all evil
and bring us to everlasting life.
Amen.



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December 19., csütörtök

Bír 13,2-7.24-25a; Zs 70; Lk 1,5-25
“Sámson felnövekedett: az Úr lelke működni kezdett benne”

Isten azonban tervez velünk, és neki nem számítanak emberi
korlátaink. Mind az olvasmányban, mind az evangéliumban, egy-
egy csodának lehetünk a tanúi. Teljességgel irracionális abban
a korban, hogy egy magtalan nőnek gyermeke szülessen. Zakariás
és felesége ráadásul idősebb is, a legjobb, amit tehetnek,
hogy megbékélnek a gondolattal: alkalmatlanok.

Isten azonban sokszor nem arra választ ki bennünket, amire
alkalmasak vagyunk, hanem arra tesz alkalmassá, amire
kiválaszt. Nem pusztán arra hívja el ezt a két nőt, hogy
megadja nekik az anyaság örömét, hanem olyan fiúval áldja meg
őket, akik népek sorsát fordítják meg. Isten alkalmassá teszi
őket a feladatra, amennyiben elfogadják ezt a kegyelmet. Ha
hiszik, hogy Isten valóban működhet bennük és általuk.

Az adventi időszakban tekintsünk ezzel a szemel a
félelmeinkre, hiányosságainkra. Merjük hinni, hogy az úton,
amelyen a Jóisten kegyelme elindított minket, nem egyedül kell
végig mennünk. Legyőzhetetlen akadályok csak nekünk embereknek
léteznek. Nyissuk ki a lelkünket, és hagyjuk, hogy Isten
beteljesítse bennünk akaratát.

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December 18., szerda

Jer 23,5-8; Zs 71; Mt 1,18-24
“Igaz sarjat támasztok Dávidnak”

Milyen nagy jelentéstartalma van a “sarj” szónak.

Benne van a gyengeség, törékenység amelyre vigyázni kell.
Azonban benne van az erő, az élet dinamikája, a fejlődés.

Én is egy “sarj” vagyok.
Féltő szemek óvnak,
szabadon cselekedni hagynak.

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Third Wednesday of Advent

Daily Advent Prayer
“Lord, open my lips, and my mouth shall declare your praise.”

December 18th

Collect:
Grant, we pray, almighty God,
that we, who are weighed down from of old
by slavery beneath the yolk of sin,
may be set free by the newness
of the long-awaited Nativity
of your Only Begotten Son.

Who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever. *

Today’s Readings

Daily Meditation:
I am the LORD, there is no other.
Turn to me and be safe.

We have heard the promises and we have begged for more hope.
Today we pray for his saving help and hear his personal invitation
to turn to him, to find our safety in him alone.

How might I yet place my trust in God’s love for me?
How might I yet surrender my independence?
How might my heart grow in anticipation and welcome
of the fullness of his coming to me this year?

Let justice descend, O heavens, like dew from above, like gentle rain let the skies drop it down.
Let the earth open and salvation bud forth; let justice also spring up! Is 45


Today’s Daily Reflection

Intercessions:
The Word of God humbled himself to dwell with us so
that we might see his glory. Rejoicing in hope, let us call
upon him:
Emmanuel, be with us.

Ruler, just and righteous,
– bring justice to the poor and the oppressed.

King of peace, you beat swords into plowshares and spears
into pruning hooks,
– turn hatred into love and our grievances into forgiveness.

You do not judge by appearances,
– recognize those who are your own.

When you come with power and might upon the clouds,
– grant that we may come before you without shame.

O LORD AND RULER
Of the House of Israel, who appeared to Moses
in the flame of the burning bush
and gave him the law on Sinai:

Come. and redeem us with outstretched arms.

Closing Prayer:

Oh, Adonai, dearest Lord,
Compassionate God of justice,
so many areas of my life seem imprisoned
but you promise me real freedom
and peace in my life.

Renew my spirit and free my soul.
Please, open my heart
which you have bathed in the longing of Advent.

I am awe-struck as your glory fills the earth
and I want to follow you in caring for others.
Grant me the grace to see
how you shine your light on the poor
who have such a special place in your heart.

Come, Lord Jesus!  Come!

Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
Shall come to thee, O Israel!

May the Lord bless us,
protect us from all evil
and bring us to everlasting life.
Amen.

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December 17., kedd

Ter 49,2.8-10; Zs 71; Mt 1,1-17
“Nem távozott el Júdából a jogar”

“Jákob pedig nemzette Józsefet. Ő volt a férje
Máriának, akitől született Jézus, Akit Krisztusnak neveznek.”

Köszönjük Neked, Istenünk, hogy hű szolgákat kerestél ezen a
Földön, mint Szent József és Mária, akik segítségével
megszületett a Megváltó. Köszönjük, hogy az ő IGEN-jükkel
megmentetted az emberiséget, a mi lelkünket.

Rajtam keresztül mi születhet meg Isten tervéből?

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