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“O Antiphons” of Advent

O Antiphons refer to the seven antiphons or short sentences sung or recited preceding the Magnifcat during Vespers, evening prayers, of the Liturgy of the Hours (or the Divine Office). In the Roman Catholic church, they are part of the special preparation known as the Octave before Christmas, December 17-23. December 24th is Christmas EveContinue reading ““O Antiphons” of Advent”

Expectancy

There is a period of time right after All Saints’ and All Souls’ Day when it seems that we already have to start thinking about Christmas and we haven’t even reached Thanksgiving yet. I suppose this feeling happens if we watch network TV and advertisers are pushing the envelope by starting Christmas ads right afterContinue reading “Expectancy”