Advent Challenge – Day 22 – O Emmanuel

O-EmmanuelThe final O Antiphon is O Emmanuel

O Emmanuel, king and lawgiver, desire of the nations, Savior of all people, come and set us free, Lord our God.

Emmanuel means “God-with-us”.  I thought it was very fitting that the symbol for the Jesse tree ornament today was the Eucharist.  The Eucharist truly is God-with-us, not only did he enter physically into our world centuries ago, but he remains with us in the Most Holy Sacrament of the Altar.  He is not God was with us, or God will be with us, but God with us, present tense.  When that host is elevated during consecration on Christmas Eve, and every other day, I’m going to try and remember to proclaim with the Church “O Emmanuel!”

This is the last post for the Advent Challenge with tomorrow being Christmas Eve.  I hope all of you had a fruitful Advent, and wish you a Blessed Christmas and New Year!


What else we did for Advent today:

Advent Wreath

Sacrifice Manger

Jesse Tree

Advent Calendar

Praying for Others


Posted on December 23, 2012, in Advent, Catholic and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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