Sunday, December 21, 2008

O Rising Dawn

This evening's antiphon:
O Rising Dawn, Radiance of the Light eternal and Sun of Justice: come and enlighten those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death.
Here's a brief commentary:
This title is variously translated "morning star", "Dayspring", "rising sun", "radiant dawn", "orient". All beautifully express the idea of light shattering the darkness of night, of sin and death, of sickness and despair, with its brightness bringing healing and warmth to cold hearts. Jesus is indeed the true light, the radiance of his Father's splendor.
What a perfect antiphon for the winter solstice!

1 comment:

  1. Ellie, Merry Christmas and a joyfull New 2009 :) Thank you for your spiritual blog, I have enjoyed it so much this year.oxoxDana


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