Praying the O Antiphons

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Listen to Sr Kathy's Reflections on the O Antiphons

December 23, 2018 Read More

O Antiphons

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At monasteries, the week before Christmas is marked by the singing of the O Antiphons at Vespers.  This tradition goes back to at least the 9th century.  By the twelfth century, the O Antiphons appeared in the popular Christmas hymn we know today as O Come, O Come Emmanuel.

December 21, 2019 Read More

O Antiphon - Emmanuel: Saint John of Kanty (1390-1473)

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Readings of the day: RB 65:11-22Mass: Malachi 3:1-4, 23-24; Resp. Psalm 25; Luke 1:57-66


O Emmanuel, our King and Giver of Law:
come to save us, Lord our God!

MARANATHA.

December 23, 2017 Read More

O King of All Nations

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Readings of the day: RB 65:1-10Mass: 1 Samuel 1:24-28; Resp. Psalm 1 Sm 2); Luke 1:46-56


O King of all nations and keystone of the Church;come and save us, whom you formed from the dust!
MARANATHA.

December 22, 2017 Read More

Saint Peter Canisius (1521-1597) ; O Radiant Dawn

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Readings of the day: RB 64:7-22Mass: Songs 2:8-14 or Zephaniah 3:14-18a; Resp. Psalm 33; Luke 1:39-45


O Radiant Dawn, splendor of eternal light, sun of justice:
come and shine on those who dwell in darkness and in the shadow of death!

MARANATHA.

December 21, 2017 Read More
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