O Root of Jesse

O Root of Jesse


O Root of Jesse

December 19   ANTIPHON O Root of Jesse, standing as an ensign before the peoples, before Whom all kings are mute, to Whom the nations will do homage: Come to deliver us, and delay not. READING From Isaiah chapters 11, 52, and 53: There shall come forth a shoot from the stump of Jesse, and ..

O Adonai

O Adonai


O Adonai

December 18 ANTIPHON O Adonai, and Ruler of the House of Israel, Who appeared to Moses in the burning bush and gave him the Law on Sinai: Come and with an outstretched arm redeem us. READING From Exodus chapter 6 and Micah chapter 5: Say therefore to the people of Israel, ‘I am the Lord, ..

O Wisdom

O Wisdom


O Wisdom

Today in chapel we had a service that prayed and sung the O Antiphons of Advent.  Traditionally, the O Antiphons were sung consecutively beginning on December 17 and ending on December 23.  For our students, we experienced them all at once, but for you, our readers, we offer a version of them one at a time. ..


Advent 3 • Luke 7:18–28 (29–35) • December 13, 2015


Advent 3 • Luke 7:18–28 (29–35) • December 13, 2015

By Jeffrey A. Oschwald Luke 7:18‒35 presents the preacher with a challenge: although unified by references to John, the three subsections are diverse in topic and style. As Fitzmyer notes, the passage deals with (1) John’s question and Jesus’s answer, (2) Jesus’s testimony concerning John, and (3) Jesus’s judgment of his generation’s assessment of himself ..