O Oriens

A fitting title for our Messiah for the darkest day of the year.

O dawn of the east, brightness of light eternal, and sun of justice: come, and enlighten those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death.

O come, Thou Dayspring, come and cheer,
Our spirits by Thine advent here;
Disperse the gloomy clouds of night,
And death’s dark shadows put to flight.

There are several different translations of this O Antiphon, including Rising Sun, Dayspring, Radiant Dawn, and Morning Star. So I stuck with the Latin for the post title.

Good reflections here.

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