Friday, December 11, 2009

Advent Calendar: Roman Gate 11

Gates, lift high your heads,
raise high the ancient gateways,
and the king of glory shall enter.
Psalm 24: 7 (New Jerusalem Bible)

Gate to the Basilica San Marco

The Basilica San Marco was built in 336 by Pope Mark and rebuilt in 833 by Pope Gregory IV. It is located in the small Piazza di San Marco (adjoining Piazza Venezia) in the center of Rome. The current facade was built in 1466 with marbles taken from the Colosseum and the Theatre of Marcellus, and is attributed to Leone Battista Alberti.

Advent Prayer

Lamb of God,
You once came to rid the world of sin;
cleanse me now from every stain of sin.
Lord, you came to save what was lost;
come once again with Your salvific power
so that those You redeemed will not be punished.
I have come to know You in faith;
may I have unending joy
when You come again in glory.

New Saint Joseph People's Prayer Book

1 comment:

Harriet Potoka said...

"raise high the ancient gateways"