Author Archives: Mick L.

And so it begins

Even though I have had a separate blog to discuss matters of theology for quite a while, it just never felt right to use that same blog to share the other “finer things of life in Texas”. Hence I decided to start a second blog to just share whatever is happening during regular life in […]

Are there good reasons to leave a Church ?

As events throw a Church body into upheaval, people inevitably start leaving the congregation. No different with our Church body which, as I posted here, is going through some difficult transitions right now. Considering I had some recent conversations with several brothers that are either contemplating leaving or have already made the, undoubtedly difficult, decision to […]

Our messy Church

A reaction to the events at our Church body and what I feel the Scriptures are teaching us how we should respond. As events happen in a Church body, people will respond differently. That is normal since we are all different. However as people who call ourselves Christian, are there more appropriate ways to respond […]

The 12 days of Christmas: Before or After ?

As I wrote about the history of the Octave and the O Anitphons over the last few days, I decided to continue with some more historical Christian musing and articles. Perhaps we’ll even use a liturgical calendar to go through the years and explore some of the older traditions within our faith. Which, right after […]

Dec 23rd O Antiphon: O Emmanuel

Today’s and the final O antiphon of the Octave cycle, recited on December 23rd is called “O Emmanuel”. Latin: O Emmanuel, Rex et legifer noster, exspectatio Gentium, et Salvator earum: veni ad salvandum nos, Domine, Deus noster. English: O Emmanuel, King and lawgiver for us, the hope of the people and Saviour of them: Come […]

Dec 22nd O Antiphon: O Rex Gentium

Today’s antiphon, recited on December 22nd  is called “O Rex Gentium”. Latin: O Rex Gentium, et desideratus earum, lapisque angularis, qui facis utraque unum: veni, et salva hominem, quem de limo formasti. English: O King of the people, and the desire of them, And stone of the corner, who makes multiples one Come and save […]

Dec 21st O Antiphon: O Oriens

Today’s antiphon, recited on December 21st is called “O Oriens”. Latin: O Oriens, splendor lucis aeternae, et sol justitiae: veni, et illumina sedentes in tenebris, et umbra mortis. English: O Rising Sun, splendour of light eternal and sun of righteousness: Come and enlighten those who dwell in darkness and the shadow of death.