Category Archives: ADVENT

REVIEW: Advent Music from the Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles – WINNER

UPDATE 30 Nov 18:07 GMT:
Since the beginning of November, through this, from what I can tell we have sold on Amazon:
mp3 downloads – 28
CDs – 177
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ORIGINAL POST:
Orant et laborant!
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WDTPRS The O Antiphons: 23 December – O Emmanuel

We continue our look at the O Antiphons.   We have to the final full day before the Vigil of Christmas.
LATIN: O Emmanuel, Rex et legifer noster, exspectatio gentium, et Salvator earum: veni ad salvandum nos Domine … Continue reading

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WDTPRS: Last Days of Advent: 23 December – discerning

Here is the first prayer for the Mass of 23 December, the last full day of Advent before the Vigil of Christmas.

COLLECT:
Omnipotens sempiterne Deus,
nativitatem Filii tui secundum carnem
propinquare cernentes,
quaesumus, ut nobis indignis famulis tuis
misericordiam praestet Verbum,
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WDTPRS: Last Days of Advent: 22 December – God gazes upon man, fallen into death

We are closing in on our goal.   Let’s look at the Collect for 22 December in the 2002MR.  The Roman Station today is the Basilica of the Twelve Apostles.
In the last days before Christmas, many of our Collects have been … Continue reading

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WDTPRS The O Antiphons: 22 December – O Rex Gentium

A continuation of our look at the O Antiphons for these last few days before Christmas…
LATIN: O Rex gentium, et desideratus earum, lapisque angularis, qui facis utraque unum: veni, et salva hominem, quem de limo formasti.

ENGLISH: O … Continue reading

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WDTPRS: Last Days of Advent: 21 December – “majesty which transforms us”

Here is the Collect for 21 December.  Remember, that in the Novus Ordo, the Last Days of Advent, from 17-24 December, shift in focus in the Collects to images of light and glory, moving the listener to attend to the … Continue reading

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WDTPRS The O Antiphons: 21 December – O Oriens

LATIN: O Oriens, splendor lucis aeternae, et sol iustitiae: veni, et illumina sedentes in tenebris et umbra mortis.
ENGLISH: O dawn of the east, brightness of light eternal, and sun of justice: … Continue reading

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WDTPRS The O Antiphons: 20 December – O Clavis David -

We continue our look at the O Antiphons with today’s O Clavis David
LATIN: O clavis David, et sceptrum domus Israel: qui aperis, et nemo claudit; claudis, et nemo aperit: veni, et educ vinctum de domo carceris, sedentem in tenebris.

ENGLISH: O … Continue reading

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WDTPRS The O Antiphons: 19 December – root and branch

Here is the O Antiphon for 19 December: O Radix Jesse
Again O Lord is presented a the Liberator.
LATIN: O Radix Jesse, qui stas in signum populorum, super quem continebunt reges os suum, quem gentes deprecabuntur: veni ad liberandum nos, iam … Continue reading

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WDTPRS: Last Days of Advent: 17 December

We are in the last day of Advent.  Observe this period with greater intensity of preparation, remembering especially that Advent is mostly about preparation for the Second Coming of the Lord, even as we rejoice that the Son took up … Continue reading

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