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A message from St George parish church


The “O” Antiphons

These very ancient verses, probably dating from at least the sixth century, are used in daily prayer in the last days of Advent.

The hymn O come, O come Emmanuel is a paraphrase of them.

The titles given to the Messiah are all to be found in prophecy.

O Emmanuel 23 December

O Emmanuel, our King and Lawgiver,
the Desire of all nations, and their Salvation:
Come and save us, O Lord our God.

Immanuel – God with us –  Isaiah 7:14

As we await the coming of our Lord, we pray “Even so come, Lord Jesus”.