Monthly Archives: December 2015

Food for the Sheep

And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger feed trough; – Luke 2:7 I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he … Continue reading

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December 23rd: O Emmanuel

So it’s Dec. 23rd and here it is, the original O come Emmanuel.   I didn’t get the English version recorded. (If I get to it before the end of the day I will record and post a follow-up). Here … Continue reading

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December 22nd: O Rex – O King

  Again here is my englished version recorded in poor conditions with poor equipment.

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December 21st: O Oriens-O Dayspring

  Here is a quick and dirty (and embarrassing) recording of the English version from The Monastic Diurnal Noted. (Done under poor conditions…. sorry about that.)  

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December 20th: O Key of David- O Clavis

  English-  O Key of David, and scepter of the house of Israel, who opens and no man shuts, who shuts and no man opens: come, and lead forth the captive who sits in the shadows from his prison.

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December 19th: O Radix Jesse – O Root of Jesse

  English – O Root of Jesse, that stands for an ensign of the people, before whom the kings keep silence and unto whom the Gentiles shall make supplication: come, to deliver us, and tarry not.

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December 18th: O Lord – O Adoni

  English-O LORD, and leader of the House of Israel,who appeared to Moses in the fire of the burning bushand gave him the law on Sinai:Come and redeem us with an outstretched arm.

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December 17th; O Wisdom – O Sapientia

I haven’t gotten around to doing my own recordings of the O antiphons. I’m posting anyway with what I can scrounge up on the web. Hopefully I can create at least some of my own versions before Advent is over. … Continue reading

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O Come Emmanuel: An introduction to the Great Antiphons

You wouldn’t know from the sights and sounds, but it’s not actually the Christmas season. That season starts on December 25th. This is advent. With that in mind, if you were to think of an Advent hymn, what would you … Continue reading

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It’s Friday: All the devils flee

We by the mention of Christ crucified put all demons to flight, whom you fear as if they were gods. Where the sign of the Cross is, magic is weak and witchcraft has no strength. – St. Anthony  (In the … Continue reading

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