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Advent Weekday / O King of the Nations / Christmas Novena, Day 7

December 22, 2017

Mary sings her song to the Lord.

Friday of the Third Week of Advent

December 22, the sixth day of the Octave before Christmas. Each day at Evening Prayer, an O Antiphon is sung before the Magnificat. Today it is O Rex Gentium, in English O King of the Nations.
Here is a commentary on the King of the Nations.

Pray the Scriptures for today. For a video reflection, click HERE, then scroll down
and click on today’s date. Open your heart with lectio divina and today’s Gospel.

What do today’s readings say to us? Today is Day Seven of the Christmas Novena.

Print a coloring page.

MUSICAL ENCOURAGEMENT (to enjoy in big chunks or little pieces)
♦ J. S. Bach: Magnificat in D Major, BWV 243 (full version, 30 minutes)
♦ John Rutter: Magnificat (and this one’s almost 40 minutes)
♦ Krzysztof Penderecki: Magnificat (nearly 45 minutes. Click on SHOW MORE under the video to follow the sections with English translation)
♦ Chris de Silva: Magnificat (finally, just 4 minutes 10 seconds!)
♦ Alexander Archangelsky: My Soul Doth Magnify the Lord (4’15” – Russian Orthodox tradition)
♦ Sister Marie Keyrouz: Magnificat (11’14” – The biblical text in Arabic, music composed and sung by Sister Marie, orchestration by Olivier Lliboutry )




December 22, 2017
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St. Jude Catholic Church
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