Advent antiphons

Advent turns on the 17 December as the O Antiphons are heard daily at Mass and Evening Prayer.

They are familiar to many as we hear five of them in the Advent hymn O Come, O come, Emmanuel.

We are looking at last towards the birth of Christ. By tradition it is now that Mary and Joseph are said to be setting out from Nazareth for their week long trek with a donkey to Bethlehem.

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