Advent Meditations: Thursday 24 December

Dec 24, 2020 by

 Thur Dec 24 am: 45, 46 pm: 89:1-29 am Isa 35:1-10 pm: Isa 59:15b-21 am: Rev 22:12-17 pm: Phil 2:5-11 Luke 1:67-80 ON THE CALENDAR :Christmas Eve – Eve of the Feast of the Nativity Christians celebrate Christmas Eve as an adaptation of the Jewish tradition of the holy days beginning at sundown of the previous day. Christmas is understood as beginning with sundown on the 24th of December and ending at sundown on the 25th. The term itself is spoken and written of around 1350 to 1400, but the...

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Advent Meditations: Thursday 23 December

Dec 23, 2020 by

Wed Dec  23 am: 72 pm: 111, 113  Isa 28:9-22     Rev 21:9-21 Luke 1:26-38   ON THE CALENDAR – Wed of Advent IV  –O Antiphon- O Emmanuel, our King and Lawgiver, the Expected of the nations and their  Savior.  Come and save us, O Lord our God. The Martyrs of Crete, 250 (Eastern Orthodox Calendar). These Martyrs were ten Christian men from Crete who suffered martyrdom during the persecutions of emperor Decius during the third century. At their trial they steadfastly confessed their faith in...

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Advent Meditations: Tuesday 22 December

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  Tues Dec 22 am: 66, 67 pm: 116, 117 Isa 11:10-16 Rev 20:11-21:8   Luke 1:5-25 ON THE CALENDAR –  St. Ernan of Hinba , 6th Century Monk O King of the Gentiles –O ANTIPHON’S OF THE DAY – King of the Gentiles and the Desired of all, you are the cornerstone that binds two into one.  Come, and save man whom you fashioned out of clay Ernan  was uncle of St. Columba, and one of the twelve who accompanied him from Ireland to Iona. St. Columba appointed him superior of the...

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Advent Meditations: Monday 21 December

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Mon Dec 21 am: 61, 62 pm: 112, 115 Isa 11:1-9 Rev 20:1-10 John 5:30-47 ON THE CALENDAR -Monday Feast of St. Thomas the Apostle –O Rising Dawn   – O Rising Dawn, Radiance of the Light eternal and Sun of Justice: come and enlighten those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death. Many in the western church outside Anglican communities celebrate this feast on 3 July. While many of us are well familiar with the story of Doubt Thomas in the post –resurrection accounts, very few are aware...

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Advent Meditations: The Fourth Sunday of Advent

Dec 20, 2020 by

ADVENT MEDITATIONS FOR THE FOURTH WEEK OF ADVENT          Sun Dec 20 am: 24, 29 pm: 8, 84 Isa 7:10-14 Rom 1:1-7 Matt 1:18-24 ADVENT IV   – The  Antiphon’s of Advent IV  – O KEY of David – O Key of David and Scepter of the House of Israel; you open, and no man closes; you close, and no man opens.  Come, and deliver from the chains of prison those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death.   Of course, on this day of the O Antiphons   Key of David  foretells the authority...

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Advent Meditations: Saturday 19 December

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Sat Dec 19 am 55 pm:138, 139 Isa 10:20-27 Jude 17-25 Luke 3:15-20 ON THE CALENDAR   St. Nemesius Martyr of Alexandria, 250 – Nemesius was arrested in Alexandria for theft. During his trial, it was discovered that he was a Christian, a crime punishable by death under the imperial persecution. He confessed his faith and was imprisoned with a few thieves. Nemesius was whipped and beaten twice as severely as the others. After their beating, Nemesius and the other criminals were killed by...

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