Second Sunday of Advent

advent2O Come, O Come Emmanuel is one of the most beloved songs of the Advent season. Originally a monastic chant, the verses are taken from Isaiah, describing the qualities of the Messiah to come. We know them now as the “O Antiphons” and sing them particularly in the final week of Advent.

As we hear John the Baptist in this week’s scriptures challenge us to “Prepare the Way of the Lord; make straight his paths,” we are grateful to Betsey Beckman and Tom Booth for sharing their creativity as we pray: O Come, O Come, Emmanuel.”