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Advent

‘O Emmanuel’: This is the moment for which we have been longing

The O Antiphon for December 23 is a call for Christ, and also a call to come to the manger.

Why December 23 is known as “Little Christmas Eve”

For many this is the most important day of preparation before Christmas.

‘O Rex Gentium’: We were made for God

The O Antiphon for December 22.

‘O Oriens’: Christ is the light that dispels the darkness

'O Morning Star,' the O Antiphon for December 21, is a prayer for enlightenment.

‘O Clavis David’: The O Antiphon for December 20

The Church cries out in today’s O Antiphon for a savior who will destroy death and sin, and unlock for us the kingdom of heaven.

Meditate on the simple hearts of the shepherds at Christmas

There was a reason why shepherds were the first to hear the Good News of Jesus' birth.

‘O Radix Jesse’: An Old Testament prophecy of the Messiah

The O Antiphon for today reminds us that Jesus' was descended from a line of kings chosen by God.

Pope Francis enjoys viral Nativity image called “Let Mum Rest”

Says the Christmas creche is a living Gospel, a domestic Gospel, that offers an invitation: Jesus, come in!

“O Adonai”: Salvation history in four lines

The second O Antiphon is a cry out to the Lord.

Cardinal Newman’s translation of the Church’s Advent hymn

Our Lady is hailed as the open gate of Heaven.

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