Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Advent Calendar: Roman Gate 9

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 Santo Stefano Rotondo

The Basilica of Santo Stefano Rotundo on the Celian Hill was built in the 5th century. Today it is part of the German College in Rome and is also the Hungarian National Church dedicated to Saint Stephen the Martyr and Saint Stephen of Hungary.

Advent Prayer

Father, in the wilderness of the Jordan
you sent a messenger to prepare people's hearts 
for the coming of your Son.
Help me to hear his words and repent of my sins,
so that I may clearly see the way to walk,
the truth to speak, and the life to live for Him,
our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen

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