Thursday, December 23, 2010

O Emmanuel

O Emmanuel, God-with-us, our king and Lawgiver, the Desire of all nations and their Savior: come and save us, O Lord our God! Amen.

Our countdown to Christmas is almost over. The last "O" Antiphon is also the most well-known. "Therefore the Lord himself will give you this sign: the virgin shall be with child, and bear a son, and shall name him Emmanuel." (Isaiah 7:14) Yes indeed: God is truly with us, has walked among us, and remains with us until the end of time. What wondrous love! O come, O come Emmanuel!

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