Chanting these beautiful antiphons has really served to keep me centered, this week:
And perhaps, in light of all we are grieving just now, it is good to sing this verse of O Come, O Come Emmanuel:
O Come of Rod of Jesse, free
Thine own from Satan’s tyranny;
From depths of hell thy people save,
And give them victory o’er the grave.
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
Shall come to thee, O Israel.
Come, God-With-Us, to we, who Struggle-with-God-and-with-Man