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Category: Advent 2017


O Antiphons: O Emmanuel . . . come and save us

  December 23 O Emmanuel (Isaiah 7:14) : “O Emmanuel, you are our king and judge, the One whom the peoples await and their Savior. O come and save us, Lord, our God.”   From Marthe Curry Picture two old…

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O Antiphons: O King . . . come and save man

  December 22 O Rex Gentium (Isaiah 2:4; 9:5): “O King whom all the peoples desire, you are the cornerstone which makes all one. O come and save man whom you made from clay.”   From the Rev. Mary Earle…

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O Antiphons: O Rising Sun . . . enlighten us

  December 21 O Oriens (Isaiah 9:1): “O Rising Sun, you are the splendor of eternal light and the sun of justice. O come and enlighten those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death.” From the Rev….

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O Antiphons: O Key of David . . . free us

  December 20 O Clavis David (Isaiah 9:6; 22:22): “O key of David and scepter of Israel, what you open no one else can close again; what you close no one can open. O come to lead the captive from…

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O Antiphons: O Root of Jesse . . . deliver us

December 19 O Radix Jesse (Isaiah 11:1, 10): “O stock of Jesse, you stand as a signal for the nations; kings fall silent before you whom the peoples acclaim. O come to deliver us, and do not delay.”   From…

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The O Antiphons: O Lord . . . save us

  December 18: O Adonai (Isaiah 11:4-5; 33:22): “O Lord and leader of Israel, you appeared to Moses in a burning bush and you gave him the Law on Sinai. O come and save us with your mighty power.”  …

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The O Antiphons: O Wisdom . . . teach us (re-send)

The well-known Advent hymn O Come O Come Emmanuel recalls the prophet Isaiah’s several descriptions of the coming Messiah. During the seventh and eighth centuries, these descriptions were compiled into antiphons and were recited before and after the Magnificat during…

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Advent 2017 – Waiting in Hope – Week 3

“Who are you?” the people asked John the Baptist. “Who are you?” God asks us. “Who are you in Me; what are you doing with the gifts I have given you?” Watch a video reflection by Bishop David Reed on…

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