Thursday, 23 December 2010

O Emmanuel

The final O Antiphon is O Emmanuel (God is with us). One of the more well known of the names of the Messiah, taken from Isaiah 7:14. Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. Look, the young woman is with child and shall bear a son, and shall name him Immanuel.

O Emmanuel, our king and our lawgiver,
the hope of the nations and their Saviour:
Come and save us, O Lord our God.

Maggi has an interesting piece about the hidden message of the O Antiphons worth looking at.

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