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A Monday Evening Advent Reading: My Soul in Stillness Waits

December 19th, 2011 § 0 Comments

Emmanuel, Rex, Oriens, Clavis, Radix, Adonai, Sapientia.

God-with-us, King, Dawn, Key, Root, Lord, Wisdom.

from Flickr user Lawrence OP

These are the O Antiphons. Continuing our theme of asking who we are waiting for, each of these titles refers to Isaiah’s prophecies of the one to come. You’ll note the bolded letters above in the Latin titles, which spell out “ero cras,” which means, “Tomorrow, I will come.”

Soon, the newborn king will arrive. Already crowned, yet immediately humble. » Read the rest of this entry «

A Monday Evening Advent Reading:What are We Waiting for?

December 12th, 2011 § 0 Comments

Much of advent is about waiting.  But what are we waiting for and what were people waiting for before the first Christmas?Are we only waiting for that day to finally come when we can unwrap the presents under the tree celebrate the birth of God in human flesh.  The day when God becomes with us. Emmanuel, God is with us. What does this mean that God is with us?  What are the implications of God living among us? How should Christmas change our lives?

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