“It is necessary to sit in the school of Advent so that we can learn that in our darkest hour it is safe to trust and that perhaps, it is in our darkest hour, that it is safest to trust.”
Kristin Molitor: The school of Advent
Emmanuel: The name sums up the Christmas message
the Christmas message prompts Jesus’ followers to learn to recognize his presence in others.
What is the origin of the ‘O antiphons’ sung during of Advent?
I’ve read that the Alleluia verses before the Gospel reading at Mass during the week before Christmas are based on some ancient liturgical texts called the “O antiphons.” Can you please say something about them?