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Resources for Advent 4

Resources for Advent 4

Let us pray (in silence) [that the message of God coming to save us may transform our lives] Pour forth, we beseech you, O Lord,      [or Pour forth, we beseech you, O God,] your grace into our hearts, that we, to whom the incarnation of Christ your Son was made known by the… Continue Reading

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Matthew in Slow Motion 14

Matthew in Slow Motion 14

When Joseph awoke from sleep, he did as the angel of the Lord commanded him; he took her as his wife, but had no marital relations with her until she had borne a son; and he named him Jesus. (Matthew 1:24-25) ιεγερθεὶς δὲ ὁ Ἰωσὴφ ἀπὸ τοῦ ὕπνου, ἐποίησεν ὡς προσέταξεν αὐτῷ ὁ ἄγγελος Κυρίου,… Continue Reading

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Matthew in Slow Motion 13

Matthew in Slow Motion 13

But just when he had resolved to do this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, ‘Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary as your wife, for the child conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. She will bear a son, and you are… Continue Reading

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Conceived by the Holy Spirit

Conceived by the Holy Spirit

who was conceived by the Holy Spirit (Apostles Creed) was incarnate of the Holy Spirit (Nicene Creed) Jesus’ conception was miraculous It is a perfectly acceptable Christian position to hold that Jesus’ conception was miraculous. The Bible is a mixture of history and metaphor, and if you study the mentions of Jesus’ conception (and there’s… Continue Reading

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O Dayspring; King of the nations; Emmanuel

O Dayspring; King of the nations; Emmanuel

I have been writing about the O Antiphons that many of us have been praying these days in the evening with the Magnificat. If this is new to you, follow links, tags, use the search box provided top right. A comment noted that the daily Mass Alleluia Gradual text surprisingly (at least to me), while… Continue Reading

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O Antiphons

O Antiphons

The O Antiphons are antiphons prayed with the Magnificat at Vespers/Evensong on the last seven days of Advent in Western Christian traditions. There has been an alternative English medieval tradition which had each of the antiphons a day earlier (starting on 16 December) and an extra one on 23 December. In Common Worship the Church… Continue Reading

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O Emmanuel – December 23

O Emmanuel – December 23

O Emmanuel, our King and Lawgiver, hope of the nations and their saviour: come and save us, O Lord our God. Amen. Come, Lord Jesus. O Emmanuel, Rex et legifer noster, expectatio gentium, et Salvator earum: veni ad salvandum nos, Domine, Deus noster. Isaiah 7:14; 8:8; Matthew 1:23; Haggai 2:7 O come, o come, Emmanuel!… Continue Reading

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