O Radix Jesse, O Root of Jesse!

Chanting these beautiful antiphons has really served to keep me centered, this week:

Root of Jesse
O Root of Jesse, who stand as an ensign to the peoples, at whom kings stand silent and whom the gentiles seek, come and free us, delay no longer!

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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

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