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Resources for Advent 2

Resources for Advent 2

Slow Advent (join): As Slow Food is to Fast Food – so Slow Advent is to most people’s Fast “Season of Advent”. You can add your own ideas for celebrating a slow Advent at that link. Let us pray (in silence) [that our way is prepared for God’s swift coming] Stir up your power, O… Continue Reading

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Resources for Advent 1

Resources for Advent 1

Let us pray (in silence) [that we long for the advent of Christ] Pause Almighty God, [or God of hope or God of justice and peace] give us grace to cast away the works of darkness, and to put on the armour of light, now in the time of this mortal life, in the which… Continue Reading

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Resources for Advent 1

Resources for Advent 1

Let us pray (in silence) [that we long for the advent of Christ] Pause Almighty God, [or God of hope or God of justice and peace] give us grace to cast away the works of darkness, and to put on the armour of light, now in the time of this mortal life, in the which… Continue Reading

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O Come Emmanuel

O Come Emmanuel

I think the majority of people who sing the popular “O come, o come, Emmanuel” have no real idea of the background to this carol. Do you? In the daily office, the regular invariability of singing/chanting/praying of psalms and biblical canticles (songs) is “softened” by an antiphon, a line usually said/sung before, and then repeated… Continue Reading

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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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Resources for Advent 2

Resources for Advent 2

Let us pray (in silence) [that our way is prepared for God’s swift coming] Stir up your power, O Lord,                  [or Stir up your power, O God,] and with your great might come to our aid, so that where our sins impede us, the help of your… Continue Reading

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Christmas 2014

Christmas 2014

We are in the final run-up to Christmas, signalled by the wonderful O Antiphons. O Antiphons Chants Reflections on the O Antiphons Another Reflection on the O Antiphons There are lots more resources and reflections if you put “O Antiphons” in this site’s search-box Resources and reflections: Christmas Christmas introduction Christmas penitence Christmas prayers Here… Continue Reading

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