The Origins of a Great Christmas Hymn: Come, O Come, Emmanuel

"The text has its origins in the 'O Antiphons'--a series of refrains sung on each day from December 17-23 during the evening Vespers service. Each one focuses on a different name of Christ in anticipation of the Incarnation." Ref21

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Larry Nelson's picture

We sang it just this weekend in our services.

Bert Perry's picture

This suggests a great amount of goodness in some of the old church calendars.  I'm not ready to compromise on other theological things I hold dear to go back to the Methodists or Anglicans to get that, but it is something we might consider.

Aspiring to be a stick in the mud.