Sunday, December 19, 2021

The Fourth Sunday of Advent 2021: O Radix Jesse

The Lord is nigh unto all them that call upon him: to all that call upon him in truth. V. My mouth shall speak the praise of the Lord: and let all flesh bless thy holy name. (The Gradual of the Fourth Sunday of Advent.)

Prope est Dóminus ómnibus invocántibus eum: ómnibus, qui ínvocant eum in veritáte. V. Laudem Dómini loquétur os meum: et benedícat omnis caro nomen sanctum ejus.

The Journey to Bethlehem: mosaic in the Chora Monastery in Constantinople, 1320 (Public domain image from Wikipemia Commons)
O Radix Jesse, qui stas in signum populorum, super quem continebunt reges os suum, quem gentes deprecabuntur: veni ad liberandum nos, jam noli tardare.
O Root of Jesse, which standest as a sign to the peoples, at whom kings shall shut their mouths, whom the gentiles shall beseech, come to deliver us, delay thou not!
The Tree of Jesse, from the chapel of the Conception of the Virgin and of St. Anne in the cathedral of Burgos, Spain.
(By the way, the recordings of the O Antiphons which I have used these last few days are from the youtube channel of the English Dominican studentate; you can check out the whole channel for a lot of interesting pieces of the Dominican liturgy, inter alia, and also their blog, Godzdogz.)

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