Maranatha

The countdown has begun! In the church year, the final week before Christmas is celebrated with special prayers, called O Antiphons. They are prayed one each day at Mass and during Vespers in the Liturgy of the Hours. They cover the special period of Advent preparation known as the Octave before Christmas, December 17-24. The … More Maranatha

A Voice Cries Out

During Advent, we read from the Book of Isaiah – a lot. One of the more familiar passages is the first reading for tomorrow — Tuesday in the Second Week of Advent. It is Isaiah 40:1-11. If you are familiar with this reading, you will probably be humming one or more hymns before you reach … More A Voice Cries Out