Today is the beginning of the O Antiphons!  You can read all about them here, but they are seven antiphons recited before the Magnificat in Vespers, the evening prayer of the Church, from December 17th to December 23rd.  (Then Vespers for the 24th are for Christmas!)  When we begin the O Antiphons, we know Christmas is right around the corner!

So-  Happy O Antiphons!  I’m off to see Handel’s Messiah — I’m hoping I don’t burst out into the alto part during For the Glory of the Lord… it’ll be tempting!

(I am preparing to blog something that might be slightly controversial, so I thought I would post a few happy posts before that!!)