Meditations in antiphons for early Advent
lähde: Lexiann Grant
On the contrary. It is literally Greek when you use the word “antiphon”.
“Antiphons are sentences that precede and follow … psalms and songs … They seem to fit the purpose of drawing attention to what is to come, … They are repeated in the end, as if to correct an impression or a lesson intended,” he wrote. theologian John Henry Newman 1840.
Later appointed cardinal, Newman further said, “Antiphons are not, strictly speaking, prayers, but sentences applied for the special purpose of meditation and thanksgiving.”
In the last seven days before Christmas Eve, eight if you are Anglican, the Great O antiphons are traditionally used during morning or evening prayer, once a day.
Until December 16th or 17th, my offer for your meditations today are Advent antiphons I wrote in poetic form, as well as some lesser known verses from Advent hymns.
too warm for winter
hatred and dislike
in the middle of the dark
Joyful Blessed Be.
in the name of.
The light goes out
over the farthest ridge;
Frost set on fire in forest trees –
behind the corner
between each breath
“Our hope and expectation,
O Jesus, now appear;
Rise up the sun you have longed for,
O’er this shaded sphere! ”
of vs 4, Laurentius Laurenti, translated by SBFindlater
“The king will come when morning dawns
And light and beauty brings:
Hello, Christ the Lord! Your people are praying,
Come quickly, King of Kings ”
Anthems of the Russian Church, translated by John Brownlie
“You came out of the eternal God,”
and you have returned to the same source,…
with God the Father you are one,
and one with us in the human body,…
Your cradle shines with the light of glory;
its radiance penetrates all our darkness …
all your honor, eternal Word,
all praise, glory to the Spirit who gives life. ”
from Veni Redemptor gentium, an ordinary poem, by Ambrose of Milan
For more reading history of upcoming O antiphons, see:
Lexiann Grant is a writer and retired writer, a former goblet and layman, but still a bishop who enjoys meeting God in the mountains.
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