From Dec. 17th thru Dec. 23th it is the Antiphon (verse) said before the Magnificat Prayer during Vespers.
If you sing the song O Come, O Come Emmanuel, then you know more about it than you thought, because the song covers them all!
To learn more there is a great talk by Msgr. Charles Pope called “Root of Jesse” that goes over each one, even a little singing is included! To access go to www.instituteofcatholicculture.org. Register as a member with your email and search library for “Root of Jesse.”
Watch "Veni, Dilecte Mi" (Come my Beloved) - Preparing for Christmas with the Song of Songs with Msgr. Charles Pope
Tonight at 7PM ET through the Live Broadcast Studio:
You will be happy you did and it should be recorded for the future too!
Hail and blessed be the hour and moment in which the Son of God was born of the most pure Virgin Mary, at midnight, in Bethlehem, in the piercing cold. In that hour vouchsafe, I beseech Thee, O my God, to hear my prayer and grant my desires through the merits of Our Savior Jesus Christ, and of His blessed Mother. Amen.
Our scripture teacher, Fr. Carnazzo has a great set of Bible studies recorded on this topic at: http://steliasmelkite.org/educational-resources/bible-study/
Listen to this one: "He shall be called a Nazarene"
And find out how these two verses are connected:
"But a shoot shall sprout from the stump of Jesse,
and from his roots a bud shall blossom." Isaiah 11:1
"He went and dwelt in a town called Nazareth, so that what had been spoken through the prophets might be fulfilled, “He shall be called a Nazorean.” Matthew 2:23
You will be giving yourself and God a gift! And also to those you share your faith with!
Learn more about this Miraculous image and how it changed the world in a talk by Christopher Check (Catholic Answers) sponsored by the Institute of Catholic Culture:
ICC has many great free resources!
SISTERS OF REPARATION
"Whatsoever you do, do it from the heart, as to the Lord, and not to men: Knowing that you shall receive of the Lord the reward of inheritance. Serve ye the Lord Christ" Colossians 3:23-24.