O Adonai (Dec 18)

Quidnunc

The O Antiphon for Dec 18 sung by the Cantarte Regensburg.

O Adonai, et Dux domus Israel, qui Moysi in igne flammae rubi apparuisti, et ei in Sina legem dedisti: veni ad redimendum nos in brachio extento.

O Adonai, and Leader of the house of Israel, Who didst appear to Moses in the flame of the burning bush, and didst give unto him the Law on Sinai: come and with an outstretched arm redeem us.

A meditation on the antiphon by Fr. Roger Landry:

O Adonai: “O sacred Lord of ancient Israel, who showed yourself to Moses in the burning bush, who gave him the holy law on Sinai mountain: come, stretch out your mighty hand to set us free.” Isaiah had prophesied, “But He shall judge the poor with justice, and decide

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The sacramental…

The sacramental and liturgical life of the Church helps us grow ever more in our ability to recognize the obstacles that impeded the Lord from drawing closer to us. Thus we should look forward to and welcome each season, all solemnities and holy days, and every Sunday. We should gladly and frequently celebrate the sacrament of confusion. We should willingly build our lives on the foundation of daily meditation, opening ourselves to the Lord, speaking and listening to Him from the interior of our hearts.
–Fr. Gary C. Caster