Wednesday, December 21, 2011

O Orients O Rising Dawn

O Oriens: “O Radiant Dawn, splendor of eternal light, sun of justice: come, shine on those who dwell in darkness and the shadow of death.” Isaiah had prophesied, “The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; upon those who dwelt in the land of gloom a light has shown.” (9:1). O Rising Dawn (O Oriens): O Rising Dawn, Radiance of the Light eternal and Sun of Justice; Come, enlighten those who sit in darkness and the shadow of death. Tonight was so relaxing after a busy day trying to get cars fixed! What a day!!! We made an orange punch in the punch bowl using regular orange juice concentrate with Sprite and then some sherbet. Very tasty and an easy way to toast today's O antiphon. One reader wanted to know why it was such a big deal to plan meals and treats around the antiphons. The answer is, you don't have to, but it is a very fun way to get the antiphons into the home and family life and remember what they are! My kids definitely have the Root of Jesse and Key of David committed to memory. It's also a fun little way to celebrate before the big Christmas Day celebrations.

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