Friday, December 21, 2012

O Oriens

Our Friday traditio is a little known collaboration between U2 and the late Johnny Cash. "The Wanderer" seems almost too fitting a traditio for the final Friday of this Advent. I'll keep it spare.

I stopped outside a church house/Where the citizens like to sit/They say they want the kingdom/But they don't want God in it

"Locusts and honey ... not since John The Baptist has there been a voice like that crying in the wilderness. ... Every man knows he is a sissy compared to Johnny Cash."

-Bono's tribute to Johnny Cash on the day Cash died

O Antiphon:

O Rising Dawn, Radiance of the Light eternal and Sun of Justice: come and enlighten those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death.

Taken from Isaiah 9:1, Malachi 3:20, 2 Peter 1:19.

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