Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Merry Christmas

Sara and I are presently camped out in snowy Denver International Airport, waiting for our connecting flight to my family's home in Salt Lake City, Utah. We hope these coming 12 days of Christmastide are the source of great joy for you.

Christe, Redemptor Omnium

Oh Christ, Savior of humankind,
O Son of God, we call to mind
Your birth eternal and divine;
The Father's image in you enshrine.

You are the Father's light and love,
Sure hope of those who call on you;
Attend in mercy to the prayers
Addressed to you throughout the world.

You took on human form, aware
That we, O Lord, your life must share;
Born of a sinless Virgin pure,
You made our faith in you secure.

All honor and all praise we sing,
O Jesus, Virgin-born to You,
All glory likewise ever be,
To Father and to Paraclete. Amen.

Sunday, December 23, 2007


O Antiphon for December 23.
O Emmanuel, our King and Lawgiver, the Expected of nations and their Savior: Come, and save us, O Lord and God.
Quoted in: Johnson, Maxwell. Benedictine Daily Prayer. Collegeville: Liturgical Press, 2005, as quoted on p. 1367.