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Missa "Populus Sion"
For the Feria of the Second Sunday of Advent numerous references appear to Jerusalem and her people beginning with the Introit "People of Sion" for Jesus Christ
will be the deliverer and and the shepherd of the faithful Jews and of the Gentiles. It is the Church's intent that the faithful be filled with sentiments of hope and joy, for the coming of Jesus is nigh. She asks us to prepare our hearts for the Messias: Our Lord and Redeemer Jesus Christ.
In the Epistle for this Feria, we see St. Paul's words to the Romans, first prophecied by Isaias: "There shall come forth a root out of the rod of Jesse and a flower shall rise up out of his root." This root, as St. Jerome explains, is the Blessed Virgin Mary and "by the flower we understand the Lord our Savior." Moreover, the epistle is taken from the passage where St. Paul, speaking of this same root of Jesse, exhorts all who are called to the same glory to be "of one mind one towards another according to Jesus Christ."
In the Gospel, again Isaias is referencedd for the Gentiles will enter Heaven together with the people of God. This has no reference to Paul VI's abominable "People of God" which has been so skewered. Isaias foretold taht the Messias would be known by His miracles, and when John the Baptist himself, as the same prophet predicted, a messenger from Almighty God, sent "to prepare the way" of the Messias, caused our Blessed Lord to be asked if He were indeed "He Who art to come," Christ proved His Divine Mission by the miracles worked by Him. "But," as St. Gregory the Great explains, "after so many wonders the death of Jesus caused great scandal in the hearts of men faithless to God; and Christ Himself forewarned us against this stumbling block to which the Jews fell victim," and still do.
Holy Mother Church's counsel is therefore to welcome our Lord in the lowliness of His manger, for then, He will welcome us in His glory when He comes again to judge the world.
We want to thank the Friends of Our Lady of Fatima for expediting these resources of the Propers. Sources: Saint Andrew Daily Missal and the Marian Missal , 1945
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INTROIT: Isaias 30: 30