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The Great O Antiphons: “O Oriens”

21 December 2015

Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ

When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting,

the infant leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth,

filled with the holy Spirit

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Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint Luke 1:39-45.
Mary set out in those days and traveled to the hill country in haste to a town of Judah,
where she entered the house of Zechariah and greeted Elizabeth.
When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the infant leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth, filled with the holy Spirit,
cried out in a loud voice and said, “Most blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb.
And how does this happen to me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me?
For at the moment the sound of your greeting reached my ears, the infant in my womb leaped for joy.
Blessed are you who believed that what was spoken to you by the Lord would be fulfilled.”

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DAILY MASS – Monday 21 December 2015

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The Great O Antiphons: “O Oriens”

21 December 2015

The Great O Antiphons: “O Oriens”

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The Great O Antiphons
December 21: “O Oriens”

 These Great “O Antiphons” at the Magnificat were first used by the Church in the 8th and 9th centuries.

They are said in order, based on various titles for the Christ and are scripturally-based short prayers for the 17th to the 23rd of December.

In these “O Antiphons” the Church expresses her deep longing for the coming of the Messiah.

 

Christ, the Resurrection and the Life
(See Luke 1:78, 79; Malachi 4:2)

O Oriens,

splendor lucis aeternae,

et sol   justitiae:

veni, et   illumina

sedentes   in tenebris,

et umbra   mortis.

O Dawn,

splendor of eternal light,

and sun of justice,

come, and shine

on those seated in darkness,

and in the shadow of death.

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The Great O Antiphons: “O Oriens”

21 December 2015

Commentary of the day

Saint Bernard (1091-1153),

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Saint Bernard (1091-1153), Cistercian monk and doctor of the Church
Sermon for the Octave of the Assumption, On the twelve prerogatives of Mary

“Blessed is she who has believed”

Mary is blessed, as her cousin Elizabeth has said to her, not simply because God has looked on her, but because she believed. Her faith is the most beautiful of the fruits of divine goodness. But it required the inexpressible art of the Holy Spirit to take place in her if such greatness of soul was to be united to such humility in the intimacy of her virginal heart. Mary’s humility and greatness of soul, like her virginity and fruitfulness, are like two stars shining on each other. For, in Mary, the depth of her humility does not in the least retract from the generosity of her soul, and vice versa. Even though Mary had so lowly an estimate of herself, she was no less generous in her faith in the promise made her by the angel because of it. She, who looked upon herself entirely as a poor and insignificant servant, in no way doubted herself to be called to this incomprehensible mystery, this tremendous union, this unfathomable secret. And she believed instantly that she was truly about to become the mother of God-made-man.

It is God’s grace that produces this marvel in the hearts of the elect; humility does not make them fearful and timorous any more than their generosity of soul makes them proud. To the contrary, where the saints are concerned, these two virtues reinforce one another. Greatness of soul not only does not open the door to any pride, but it is this above all that allows it to penetrate the mystery of humility even further. Indeed, those who are the most generous in their service of God are also the most penetrated by the fear of the Lord and the most grateful for the gifts they have received. Similarly, when it is a question of humility, no trace of cowardice insinuates into the soul. The less someone is accustomed to presume on his own strength, even in the smallest things, the more he entrusts himself to the power of God, even in the greatest.

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The Great O Antiphons: “O Oriens”

21 December 2015

Saint of the day

St. Peter Canisius,

Priest and Doctor of the Church (1521-1597)

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SAINT PETER CANISIUS
Priest and Doctor of the Church
(1521-1597)

        St. Peter Canisius was born in 1521, at Nijmegen in Holland. He entered the Society of Jesus, was ordained in 1546, and went to Cologne, where he founded a Jesuit house.

        He was a vigorous defender of Catholicism, and published a catechism which was very influential in the Counter-Reformation.

        He died in 1597.

The Weekday Missal – Collins 1975
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