Posts Tagged ‘Emmanuel’

Intensifying our Preparation for Christmas with the Antiphons of Advent

Monday, December 18th, 2017

One of the more striking hymns that everyone associates with Advent is O Come, O Come Emmanuel, which captures so beautifully the longing for the Messiah. It is one of the songs called the “O Antiphons,” each of which reveals some part of what God’s people have yearned for in their Savior.  The antiphons are […] [Read more]

Come Lord Jesus!

Wednesday, December 4th, 2013

The Catholic faith has always looked forward with confident hope to Jesus coming again in glory, when he will judge the world and put an end to history.  Because we do not know the day or the hour of his arrival, we are counseled always to be vigilant (Matthew 24:30-44).  However, the Church meditates upon […] [Read more]