O Angels

oJust a word about this series I’ll be posting these final days of Advent. The angels were sculpted by one of my parishioners to depict each of the O antiphons. Sandro Magister at Chiesa has the details and the Scriptural background on them. Pray them, sing them, reflect on them over the next seven days.

If you sing the “popularized” version, “O Come O Come Emmanuel,” remember that today’s antiphon is verse 2. Use the familiar first verse on December 24th.

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Todd and his family live in Ames, Iowa. He serves a Catholic parish of both Iowa State students and town residents.
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2 Responses to O Angels

  1. Lisa says:

    Hi Todd,

    I think you have a typo, the first verse of of the popularized version should be sung on 12/23, not 12/24. “O Emmanuel, king and lawgiver…” is the antiphon for December 23’s magnificat. As you know, vespers on December 24 begins the Christmas season.

    Thanks for your posting…love the angels!

  2. Todd says:

    Thanks, Lisa; right you are.

    As much as I love numbers, I still get confused on inclusive sets of dates. December 17th through 23rd counts seven days, not twenty-three minus seventeen.

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