Advent Meditations

Brian Moss, a Friend from Seattle Washington posted this recently.  A meditation on the “O” antiphons.

You read his blog <here>

O

O Wisdom, O holy word of God, you govern all creation with your strong yet tender care, come and show your people the way to salvation.

O sacred Lord of ancient Israel, who showed yourself to Moses in the burning bush, who gave him the holy law on Sinai mountain, come, stretch out your mighty hand to set us free.

O Flower of Jesse’s stem, you have raised up as a sign for all peoples, rulers stand silent in your presence, the nations bow down in worship before you. Come, let nothing keep you from coming to our aid.

O Key of David, O royal power of Israel, controlling at your will the gate of heaven, come, break down the prison walls of death for those who dwell in darkness and the shadow of death, and lead your captive people into freedom.

O radiant Dawn, splendor of eternal light, sun of justice, come, shine on those who dwell in darkness and the shadow of death.

O ruler of all the nations, the only joy of every human heart, O keystone of the mighty arch of humankind, come and save the creature you fashioned from the dust.

O Emmanuel, ruler and lawgiver, desire of the nations, savior of all people, come and set us free, Lord our God.

Amen.

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