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SAINT JOSEPH MONASTERY
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 15
12:00 - 2:00 pm
2200 S. LEWIS AVE.
(southwest corner of 21st St and Lewis Ave)
TULSA, OK 74114
We often miss daily opportunities to be aware of the presence of Christ in our life – in the many small ways, particularly. These days of Advent are an open invitation to us to spend time with a heightened awareness of God among us.
The text of these antiphons appears in the hymn, O Come, O Come, Emmanuel and in other modern Advent songs (e.g., My Soul in Stillness Waits).
The original antiphons are, of course, in Latin. We will look at the first word(s) of each in the Latin and then the English.
So we begin on December 17th, the first of what are sometimes called the “Golden Nights.”
English translations from USCCB
"Adonai" is Hebrew for "my Lord", and was substituted by devout Jews for the name "Yahweh", out of reverence. With this second antiphon we progress from creation to the familiar story of God manifesting himself by name to Moses and giving his law to Israel as their way of life. We are also reminded of the Israelites' deliverance from bondage under pharaoh - a foreshadowing of our own redemption from sin. The image of God's arm outstretched in power to save his chosen people also brings to mind the later scene of Jesus with his arms outstretched for us on the cross.
O Clavis David
As we move ever closer to the celebration of Christmas, please know that you all are remembered in our prayer of the Christmas Novena. May you and your loved ones be abundantly blessed these holy days.