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Today’s O Antiphon:O Emmanuel

Now we come to the end of the seven O Aniphons of Advent. In scripture, seven means complete. If one starts with the last title and takes the first letter of each one — Emmanuel, Rex, Oriens, Clavis, Radix, Adonai, … Continue reading

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“All Of Life is Advent”

So penned Fr. Alfred Delp in the last Advent of his earthly life, from a Nazi prison.  Over On the Square at First Things, William Doino Jr. has a beautiful meditation on the prison writings of Fr. Delp. Here are … Continue reading

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Today’s O Antiphon of Advent: Rex Gentium

King of Nations Antiphon: “O King of all the nations, the only joy of every human heart; O Keystone of the mighty arch of man, come and save the creature you fashioned from the dust.” Isaiah had prophesied, “For a … Continue reading

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Todays O Antiphon of Advent:O Oriens

Today is the Winter Solstice; the shortest day and the longest night of the year. It is the darkest day of the year. Yet the O Antiphon for today is O Radiant Dawn: “O Dawn, splendor of eternal light, and … Continue reading

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Advent: We Prepare for the “Breath of Heaven”

This is lovely. Amy Grant sings Breath of Heaven (Mary’s Song). H/T Deacon Greg. The lyrics are posted below the video. I have traveled many moonless nights, Cold and weary with a babe inside, And I wonder what I’ve done. … Continue reading

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O Antiphon: O Key of David

Update: Scroll down for the chant on You Tube. O Clavis David (December 20) O Key of David (Apoc 3: 7) Scepter of the house of Israel, you open and no man closes; you close and no man opens (Isa … Continue reading

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4th Week in Advent: Run To the Lord

In Sunday’s gospel Matthew quotes the prophet Isaiah: Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall name him Emmanuel, which means “God is with us.” Monsignor Pope has an Advent reflection posted. He reminds us that … Continue reading

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