“O ADONAI” (DECEMBER 18)- A REFLECTION ON THE GREAT “O” ANTIPHONS FOR THE SECOND PART OF ADVENT

Today’s supplication to Christ at Mass and at Vespers goes thus:

The Second O Antiphon – O Adonai (Lord) | Candle lite, Pink candles, Blue candles“O Adonai and leader of Israel, you appeared to Moses in a burning bush and you gave him the Law on Sinai. O come and save us with your mighty power”

Dear friends, the revelation of the Holy name Adonai (Lord) as the guide of the house of Israel will mean for the people of God, the “memorial” of the divine deeds of deliverance, from Egypt to the promised land. Here, God is seen as the deliverer of a people who had long waited for his intervention (cf. Ex 6:6; Deut. 16:5-9). For us Christians, this expectation is a reality; that is why in fulfilling this promise truly, Mary conceived the child (Adonai) by the Holy Spirit and remained holy; she is as holy as the land (around the burning bush) where the holy name was revealed. Thus, the Lord (Adonai) came and liberated his people from sin by offering his life for the ransom of all; thereby, calling us to a life of holiness.

Shalom!
© Fr. Chinaka Justin Mbaeri, OSJ
Paroquia Nossa Senhora de Fatima, Vila Sabrina, São Paulo, Brazil
nozickcjoe@gmail.com / fadacjay@gmail.com
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PS: Have you prayed your Rosary today?

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Chinaka Justin Mbaeri

A staunch Roman Catholic and an Apologist of the Christian faith.

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