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ADVENTCAzT 18: Another step forward in our Christmas preparation

Here is a 5-minute, daily podcast – today for Wednesday of the 3rd Week of Advent – to help you prepare for the upcoming feast as well as for your personal meeting with the Lord.  We are in that final stretch of Advent when … Continue reading

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WDTPRS O Oriens: Winter Solstice and thoughts on time

This is the Solstice day, for the Northern Hemisphere the day which provides us with the least daylight of the year.  From this point onward in the globe’s majestic arc about the sun, we of the north, benefit from increasing warmth … Continue reading

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WDTPRS The O Antiphons: 21 December – O Oriens – Winter Solstice

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: come, and enlighten those who sit in darkness … Continue reading

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WDTPRS The O Antiphons: 18 December – law and awe

The O Antiphons: 18 December – O Adonai
Years ago I made a page about these antiphons.  More HERE.
LATIN: O Adonai, et Dux domus Israel, qui Moysi in igne flammae rubi apparuisti, et ei in Sina legem dedisti: veni ad redimendum nos … Continue reading

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WDTPRS: O Antiphons – 17 December – O Sapientia

On December 17th we enter into that final stretch of our Advent preparation. In the Church’s solemn prayer of the hours, at Vespers, the great “O Antiphons” are sung. Today we have the first.
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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.

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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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Today’s O Antiphon

Today the antiphon at Vespers for the Magnificat is “O Radix Iesse… O Root of Jesse”.
The Latin versions of each of the titles of the Messiah are: Sapientia (Wisdom), Adonai (Lord), Radix (Root), Clavis (Key), Oriens (Dawn), Rex (King), and … Continue reading

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