O Rising Dawn
Radiance of eternal lightAnd Sun of Justice--
Come, enlighten those sitting in darkness
And in the shadow of death.
This is my favorite of the O Antiphons. I don't know why people don't want to be called Oriental because to me, it's a word full of mystery and beauty and Asian just sounds like a blob on a map.
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Today's gospel was the Visitation, "Who am I that the mother of my Lord should come to me?"
The Virgin, weighed
with the Word of God,
comes down the road:
if only you'll shelter her.
Christmas Refrain, St. John of the Cross