O Antiphons: O Emmanuel Antiphon (O God With Us)

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During the final seven evenings of Advent, which begin on December 17, the antiphons for the Magnificat during evening prayer all begin with ‘O’ followed by a different name for the Messiah. The various names for the prophesied Christ originate from the book of Isaiah the prophet, to whom we hear from mostly during the Advent Season. As a group, these antiphons are known as the O Antiphons. The most common Advent hymn, O Come Emmanuel, is a hymn variation of these seven names of Continue reading O Antiphons: O Emmanuel Antiphon (O God With Us)

O Antiphons: O Rex Gentium Antiphon (O King of Nations)

During the final seven evenings of Advent, which begin on December 17, the antiphons for the Magnificat during evening prayer all begin with ‘O’ followed by a different name for the Messiah. The various names for the prophesied Christ originate from the book of Isaiah the prophet, to whom we hear from mostly during the Advent Season. As a group, these antiphons are known as the O Antiphons. The most common Advent hymn, O Come Emmanuel, is a hymn variation of these seven names of Continue reading O Antiphons: O Rex Gentium Antiphon (O King of Nations)

O Antiphons: O Oriens Antiphon (O Rising Sun)

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During the final seven evenings of Advent, which begin on December 17, the antiphons for the Magnificat during evening prayer all begin with ‘O’ followed by a different name for the Messiah. The various names for the prophesied Christ originate from the book of Isaiah the prophet, to whom we hear from mostly during the Advent Season. As a group, these antiphons are known as the O Antiphons. The most common Advent hymn, O Come Emmanuel, is a hymn variation of these seven names of Continue reading O Antiphons: O Oriens Antiphon (O Rising Sun)

O Antiphons: O Radix Jesse Antiphon (O Stem of Jesse)

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During the final seven evenings of Advent, which begin on December 17, the antiphons for the Magnificat during evening prayer all begin with ‘O’ followed by a different name for the Messiah. The various names for the prophesied Christ originate from the book of Isaiah the prophet, to whom we hear from mostly during the Advent Season. As a group, these antiphons are known as the O Antiphons. The most common Advent hymn, O Come Emmanuel, is a hymn variation of these seven names of Continue reading O Antiphons: O Radix Jesse Antiphon (O Stem of Jesse)

O Antiphons: O Adonai Antiphon (O Lord)

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During the final seven evenings of Advent, which begin on December 17, the antiphons for the Magnificat during evening prayer all begin with ‘O’ followed by a different name for the Messiah. The various names for the prophesied Christ originate from the book of Isaiah the prophet, to whom we hear from mostly during the Advent Season. As a group, these antiphons are known as the O Antiphons. The most common Advent hymn, O Come Emmanuel, is a hymn variation of these seven names of Continue reading O Antiphons: O Adonai Antiphon (O Lord)

O Antiphons: O Sapientia Antiphon (O Wisdom)

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During the final seven evenings of Advent, which begin on December 17, the antiphons for the Magnificat during evening prayer all begin with ‘O’ followed by a different name for the Messiah. The various names for the prophesied Christ originate from the book of Isaiah the prophet, to whom we hear from mostly during the Advent Season. As a group, these antiphons are known as the O Antiphons. The most common Advent hymn, O Come Emmanuel, is a hymn variation of Continue reading O Antiphons: O Sapientia Antiphon (O Wisdom)

Our Lady of Zen: Interfaith Chant for Peace

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This past weekend, two colleagues and I were privileged to participate in the 24 Hour Interfaith Chant for Peace at the Great Vow Zen Monastery, in Clatskanie, Oregon, just south of Seattle. Each of the hours is led by a different spiritual tradition, and we were there to represent the Gregorian Chant tradition. Great Vow summarizes this annual event as follows: As the world continues to struggle with great changes to our society, environment, and economy, finding the place within Continue reading Our Lady of Zen: Interfaith Chant for Peace