Search
Wednesday
Dec172014

December 18 - O Adonai 

"I am who am." Adonai. Lord. 

Once a prince of Egypt and now exiled to a foreign land and tending the flock of his father in law, Moses climbs the mountain of Horeb and encounters God in a burning bush unconsumed by fire. God call Mosed by name. Moses answers, "Here I am." "Remove your sandals," God tells him. "You're standing on holy ground."

Thus begins Moses' commission to lead the oppressed Israelites to freedom, to stand with courage against Pharoah, once beloved by Moses, who demands the release of the Israelite slaves held in captivity in Egypt.  

Jesus, the new Moses leads all peoples to freedom in a new way of life, a liberation from any of the slavery that binds us from encountering God. The work of the Christian is to follow the Gospel, God's Word enfleshed in the birth of Jesus, the Christ, the new Moses. God does not come to us through a burning bush but in the human form God with us - Emmanuel. 

O Antiphon, Day Two:

O Adonai, o sacred Lord of ancient Israel, who showed yourself to Moses in the burning bush, who gave him your holy law on Sinai mountain: come, stretch out your might hand to set us free. 

Pastoral musicians may want to consider the Advent hymn O Come, O Come Emmanuel as a song for the Communion Procession as we head toward the fourth and final Sunday of Advent. Cantor and/or choir on the verses of all of the O Antiphons and assembly on refrain offers an opportunity for worshipers to dwell on the beautiful poetry of the antiphons while leaving their hands free to eat holy bread and drink sacred cup without holding a hymnal in their hands. 

Verse Two of the hymn for this second day of the O Antiphons sings: 

"O come, O come, great Lord of might, 

who to your tribes on Sinai's height

in ancient times once gave the law

in cloud and majesty and awe. 

Rejoice, rejoice, 

Emmanuel shall come to you, O Israel." 

 

Come, Lord Jesus. 

 

PrintView Printer Friendly Version

EmailEmail Article to Friend

References (90)

References allow you to track sources for this article, as well as articles that were written in response to this article.
  • Response
    Response: shortner
    December 18 - O Adonai - Aggiornamento - The Roncalli Center
  • Response
    Response: Phil St Ores
    December 18 - O Adonai - Aggiornamento - The Roncalli Center
  • Response
    Response: learning tablet
    December 18 - O Adonai - Aggiornamento - The Roncalli Center
  • Response
    Response: Jeff Halevy
    December 18 - O Adonai - Aggiornamento - The Roncalli Center
  • Response
    Response: Eric Gonchar
    December 18 - O Adonai - Aggiornamento - The Roncalli Center
  • Response
    Response: facebook.com
    December 18 - O Adonai - Aggiornamento - The Roncalli Center
  • Response
    Response: facebook.com
    December 18 - O Adonai - Aggiornamento - The Roncalli Center
  • Response
    December 18 - O Adonai - Aggiornamento - The Roncalli Center
  • Response
    December 18 - O Adonai - Aggiornamento - The Roncalli Center
  • Response
    Response: mommy Makever
    December 18 - O Adonai - Aggiornamento - The Roncalli Center
  • Response
    Response: Alpha Cut HD
    December 18 - O Adonai - Aggiornamento - The Roncalli Center
  • Response
    December 18 - O Adonai - Aggiornamento - The Roncalli Center
  • Response
    December 18 - O Adonai - Aggiornamento - The Roncalli Center
  • Response
    Response: sell papers online
    December 18 - O Adonai - Aggiornamento - The Roncalli Center
  • Response
    Response: auto note buyers
    December 18 - O Adonai - Aggiornamento - The Roncalli Center
  • Response
    December 18 - O Adonai - Aggiornamento - The Roncalli Center
  • Response
    December 18 - O Adonai - Aggiornamento - The Roncalli Center
  • Response
    Response: recherche dj 77
    December 18 - O Adonai - Aggiornamento - The Roncalli Center
  • Response
    Response: clothing
    December 18 - O Adonai - Aggiornamento - The Roncalli Center
  • Response
    December 18 - O Adonai - Aggiornamento - The Roncalli Center
  • Response
    Response: cure rosacea
    December 18 - O Adonai - Aggiornamento - The Roncalli Center
  • Response
    December 18 - O Adonai - Aggiornamento - The Roncalli Center
  • Response
    Response: quartz
    December 18 - O Adonai - Aggiornamento - The Roncalli Center
  • Response
    December 18 - O Adonai - Aggiornamento - The Roncalli Center
  • Response
    December 18 - O Adonai - Aggiornamento - The Roncalli Center
  • Response
    December 18 - O Adonai - Aggiornamento - The Roncalli Center
  • Response
    Response: fitbit review
    December 18 - O Adonai - Aggiornamento - The Roncalli Center
  • Response
    Response: lose weight fast
    December 18 - O Adonai - Aggiornamento - The Roncalli Center
  • Response
    December 18 - O Adonai - Aggiornamento - The Roncalli Center
  • Response
    December 18 - O Adonai - Aggiornamento - The Roncalli Center
  • Response
    December 18 - O Adonai - Aggiornamento - The Roncalli Center
  • Response
    December 18 - O Adonai - Aggiornamento - The Roncalli Center
  • Response
    Response: spiralizer review
    December 18 - O Adonai - Aggiornamento - The Roncalli Center
  • Response
    Response: buy marmot oil
    December 18 - O Adonai - Aggiornamento - The Roncalli Center
  • Response
    December 18 - O Adonai - Aggiornamento - The Roncalli Center
  • Response
    December 18 - O Adonai - Aggiornamento - The Roncalli Center
  • Response
    Response: agen
    December 18 - O Adonai - Aggiornamento - The Roncalli Center
  • Response
    December 18 - O Adonai - Aggiornamento - The Roncalli Center
  • Response
    December 18 - O Adonai - Aggiornamento - The Roncalli Center
  • Response
    December 18 - O Adonai - Aggiornamento - The Roncalli Center
  • Response
    December 18 - O Adonai - Aggiornamento - The Roncalli Center
  • Response
    Response: judi bola online
    December 18 - O Adonai - Aggiornamento - The Roncalli Center
  • Response
    December 18 - O Adonai - Aggiornamento - The Roncalli Center
  • Response
    December 18 - O Adonai - Aggiornamento - The Roncalli Center
  • Response
    December 18 - O Adonai - Aggiornamento - The Roncalli Center
  • Response
    December 18 - O Adonai - Aggiornamento - The Roncalli Center
  • Response
    December 18 - O Adonai - Aggiornamento - The Roncalli Center
  • Response
    December 18 - O Adonai - Aggiornamento - The Roncalli Center
  • Response
    December 18 - O Adonai - Aggiornamento - The Roncalli Center
  • Response
    Response: Sell BHPH Notes
    December 18 - O Adonai - Aggiornamento - The Roncalli Center
  • Response
    Response: inquiry
    December 18 - O Adonai - Aggiornamento - The Roncalli Center
  • Response
    December 18 - O Adonai - Aggiornamento - The Roncalli Center
  • Response
    Response: quality web design
    December 18 - O Adonai - Aggiornamento - The Roncalli Center
  • Response
    Response: Lord Grabiner
    December 18 - O Adonai - Aggiornamento - The Roncalli Center
  • Response
    Response: internet explorer
    December 18 - O Adonai - Aggiornamento - The Roncalli Center
  • Response
    December 18 - O Adonai - Aggiornamento - The Roncalli Center
  • Response
    Response: GoPro Pole
    December 18 - O Adonai - Aggiornamento - The Roncalli Center
  • Response
    Response: Lord Grabiner
    December 18 - O Adonai - Aggiornamento - The Roncalli Center
  • Response
    Response: site owners
    December 18 - O Adonai - Aggiornamento - The Roncalli Center
  • Response
    Response: www.bbc.co.uk
    December 18 - O Adonai - Aggiornamento - The Roncalli Center
  • Response
    Response: Go Pro Remote
    December 18 - O Adonai - Aggiornamento - The Roncalli Center
  • Response
    Response: Movies Trailer
    December 18 - O Adonai - Aggiornamento - The Roncalli Center
  • Response
    Response: flashlight review
    December 18 - O Adonai - Aggiornamento - The Roncalli Center
  • Response
    December 18 - O Adonai - Aggiornamento - The Roncalli Center
  • Response
    December 18 - O Adonai - Aggiornamento - The Roncalli Center
  • Response
    December 18 - O Adonai - Aggiornamento - The Roncalli Center
  • Response
    December 18 - O Adonai - Aggiornamento - The Roncalli Center
  • Response
    Response: Cerrajeros
    December 18 - O Adonai - Aggiornamento - The Roncalli Center
  • Response
    December 18 - O Adonai - Aggiornamento - The Roncalli Center
  • Response
    December 18 - O Adonai - Aggiornamento - The Roncalli Center
  • Response
    December 18 - O Adonai - Aggiornamento - The Roncalli Center
  • Response
    December 18 - O Adonai - Aggiornamento - The Roncalli Center
  • Response
    Response: Eos 40D
    December 18 - O Adonai - Aggiornamento - The Roncalli Center
  • Response
    December 18 - O Adonai - Aggiornamento - The Roncalli Center
  • Response
    December 18 - O Adonai - Aggiornamento - The Roncalli Center
  • Response
    December 18 - O Adonai - Aggiornamento - The Roncalli Center
  • Response
    December 18 - O Adonai - Aggiornamento - The Roncalli Center
  • Response
    December 18 - O Adonai - Aggiornamento - The Roncalli Center
  • Response
    December 18 - O Adonai - Aggiornamento - The Roncalli Center
  • Response
    Response: rumahdibandung id
    December 18 - O Adonai - Aggiornamento - The Roncalli Center
  • Response
    Response: Social SEO
    December 18 - O Adonai - Aggiornamento - The Roncalli Center
  • Response
    December 18 - O Adonai - Aggiornamento - The Roncalli Center
  • Response
    December 18 - O Adonai
  • Response
    Response: Ebay Turbo
    December 18 - O Adonai - Aggiornamento - The Roncalli Center
  • Response
    Response: Jewellery
    December 18 - O Adonai
  • Response
    Response: Jana Mohs
    I found a great...
  • Response
    December 18 - O Adonai
  • Response
    Response: ebook directories
    December 18 - O Adonai
  • Response
    Response: Pratogross.com
    December 18 - O Adonai
  • Response
    Response: sbobet
    December 18 - O Adonai

Reader Comments

There are no comments for this journal entry. To create a new comment, use the form below.

PostPost a New Comment

Enter your information below to add a new comment.

My response is on my own website »
Author Email (optional):
Author URL (optional):
Post:
 
Some HTML allowed: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <code> <em> <i> <strike> <strong>
« The lost art of anticipation - losing Advent | Main | December 17 - Lady Wisdom »