Advent Prayer (Dec 21)

O antiphonsAn earlier post provided an introduction to the “O Antiphons”, prayers used in Advent’s final week, dating back to the eighth century.

Here is tonight’s prayer, the fifth of the seven:

O Rising Sun, you are the splendour of eternal light and the sun of justice.

O come and enlighten those who sit in darkness and in the  shadow of death.

 

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