Saturday, December 19, 2009

Get ready, Israel, for the arrival of the Lord, because he is coming

Paratus esto, Israel, in occursum Domini, quoniam venit.

Third antiphon for Lauds and Vespers, Saturday between 17 and 23 December, inclusive.  An occursus was a meeting ("for a meeting of the Lord," i.e. "to meet the Lord"), but Blaise's Lexicon latinitatis medii aevi gives also arrivĂ©e (arrival, coming).

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