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7 Bells to Bethlehem: The O Antiphons

In the early centuries of the Church, Christians developed a custom of praying seven great prayers in the days before Christmas. They were prayers for Christ to come??"addressing him with titles given him in the Old Testament (specifically in the prophet Isaiah)??"O Wisdom, O Root, O Key, O Light, O Lord, O King, O Emmanuel. These prayers have sometimes been called the "O Antiphons," and they also form the basis for the Christmas carol, O Come, O Come Emmanuel, with each of the seven titles organizing the seven verses. They are beautiful prayers because each of them touches on one of our deepest needs and intuitions. If we lived in Isaiah's day and did not yet know of the Incarnation, we would still know of our need for a Savior. We'd be crying out for the gift of Wisdom. We'd long for Light, a Root, a Key, a Flame, a true King.

November 22, 2020

O Rex Gentium: O King of the Nations

Speaker: Joshua Reitano Series: 7 Bells to Bethlehem: The O Antiphons Passage: Isaiah 9:6-7, Isaiah 2:4, Isaiah 28:16

April 12, 2020

Hope for the Grieving

Speaker: Joshua Reitano Series: Words of Resurrection Passage: John 20:11-18

March 29, 2020

The Christian and Coronavirus

Speaker: Joshua Reitano Series: Signs Passage: 1 Peter 4:12-19

March 22, 2020

Walking on Water

Speaker: Mike Previtera Series: Signs Passage: John 6:16-21

March 15, 2020

Praying Your Troubles

Series: Signs Passage: Psalm 3:1-8

March 8, 2020

The Official's Son

Speaker: Joshua Reitano Series: Signs Passage: John 4:39-54

February 23, 2020

The Wedding at Cana

Speaker: Joshua Reitano Series: Signs Passage: John 2:1-12


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