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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.)   Advertisements

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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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Happy Advent

This past Sunday I sang “O come O come Emanuel” in church for the first time this year. That’s right the 40 day fast in preparation for the feast of the incarnation has begun. What, you say, are you talking … Continue reading

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