Our Savior Draws Nearer

We are entering the fourth and final week of the Advent season. It is during this week that the Church prays the O Antiphons. These short prayers are prayed before the prayer of the Magnificat during Evening Prayer or Vespers. I love these short but meaningful prayers because they are a sign of our Savior drawing ever nearer.
Last year I wrote a post titled Our Advent Prayer Intensifies. At the end of that post are links for reflections I wrote for each of these seven days~one on each antiphon. There is also a link in that post to Dr. Marcellino D'Ambrosio's site. His article explains the history of the O Antiphons.
These antiphons are also expressed beautifully in song in the hymn O Come O Come Emmanuel. One of my favorite versions is the one below performed by Selah.
Let us join together with the Church as she calls for the Messiah to draw ever nearer to us.


Thank you Karinann.

God bless you always.