Slipping in almost unnoticed, like a jolly old gift-bearer, the ‘O Antiphons’ arrive in the days just before Christmas.
My feeble brain had a tough time processing what I saw this morning when I strolled into the commons of the local middle school: Chairs, chairs, everywhere – some already in tidy rows; others stacked, pending placement. All of them, awaiting the crowds on Christmas Eve.
Tags: Advent, Advent 2018, Beyond All Names, Christmas Eve, God, Impermanent Pews, O Antiphons, O Radiant Dawn, Sacred Space, Sanctuary, Temporary Sanctuary
On this, the shortest day of the year (in the northern hemisphere), we look with longing to our true Light, as we pray:
O Radiant Dawn, splendor of eternal light, sun of justice:
come and shine on those who dwell in darkness
and in the shadow of death!