Invitatory

Ribbon Placement:
Liturgy of the Hours Vol. II:
Antiphon: 1738
Psalm: 1044

Christian Prayer:
Antiphon: tbd
Psalm: 688

Lord, open my lips.
And my mouth will proclaim your praise.

Ant. The Word was made flesh; come, let us worship him.

Psalm 95

Come, let us sing to the Lord
and shout with joy to the Rock who saves us.
Let us approach him with praise and thanksgiving
and sing joyful songs to the Lord.

Ant. The Word was made flesh; come, let us worship him.

The Lord is God, the mighty God,
the great king over all the gods.
He holds in his hands the depths of the earth
and the highest mountains as well
He made the sea; it belongs to him,
the dry land, too, for it was formed by his hands.

Ant. The Word was made flesh; come, let us worship him.

Come, then, let us bow down and worship,
bending the knee before the Lord, our maker,
For he is our God and we are his people,
the flock he shepherds.

Ant. The Word was made flesh; come, let us worship him.

Today, listen to the voice of the Lord:
Do not grow stubborn, as your fathers did in the wilderness,
when at Meriba and Massah they challenged me and provoked me,
Although they had seen all of my works.

Ant. The Word was made flesh; come, let us worship him.

Forty years I endured that generation.
I said, “They are a people whose hearts go astray
and they do not know my ways.
So I swore in my anger,
“They shall not enter into my rest.”

Ant. The Word was made flesh; come, let us worship him.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son,
and to the Holy Spirit:
as it was in the beginning, is now,
and will be for ever. Amen.

Ant. The Word was made flesh; come, let us worship him.

The English translation of The Liturgy of the Hours (Four Volumes) ©1974, International Commission on English in the Liturgy Corporation. Readings and Old and New Testament Canticles (except the Gospel Canticles) are from the New American Bible © 1970 Confraternity of Christian Doctrine, Washington, D.C.. Used with permission. All rights reserved. The DivineOffice.org website, podcast, apps and all related media follows the liturgical calendar for the United States. The 1970 edition of the New American Bible as published in the Liturgy of the Hours is approved for use only in the United States. DivineOffice.org website, podcast, apps and all related media is © 2006-2022 Surgeworks, Inc. All rights reserved.

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The Annunciation by Bartolomé Esteban Murillo [Public domain or Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Annunciation of the Lord

Solemnity

“And Mary said, ‘Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord; let it be to me according to your word’” (Luke 1:38).[1]

Today is the Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord. In Luke’s Gospel, we read about the Angel Gabriel visiting Mary and announcing she would bear the Son of the Most High. The Annunciation reminds us that God is active in the world. We see him entering into human history and inviting his creation, like Mary, to help establish lasting peace. In Mary, we see the truest example of a whole-hearted, humble response to this invitation.[2][3]

Written by Sarah Ciotti
Reviewed by Fr. Hugh Feiss, OSB, STD

[1] Revised Standard Version, “Luke, The Gospel According to.”
[2] John Paul II, Homily, March 25, 2000.
[3] Benedict XVI, Address, May 14, 2009.

The English translation of The Liturgy of the Hours (Four Volumes) ©1974, International Commission on English in the Liturgy Corporation. Readings and Old and New Testament Canticles (except the Gospel Canticles) are from the New American Bible © 1970 Confraternity of Christian Doctrine, Washington, D.C.. Used with permission. All rights reserved. The DivineOffice.org website, podcast, apps and all related media follows the liturgical calendar for the United States. The 1970 edition of the New American Bible as published in the Liturgy of the Hours is approved for use only in the United States. DivineOffice.org website, podcast, apps and all related media is © 2006-2022 Surgeworks, Inc. All rights reserved.

Liturgy of the Hours for December 05