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The Annunciation The O Antiphons are Magnificat antiphons used at Vespers of the last seven days of Advent in Western Christian traditions. [1]

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An acrostic is a poem or other form of writing in which the first letter, syllable or word of each line, paragraph or other recurring feature in the text spells out a word or a message.

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Advent is a season observed in many Western Christian churches as a time of expectant waiting and preparation for the celebration of the Nativity of Jesus at Christmas.

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Anglicans Online

Anglicans Online (sometimes abbreviated as AO) is an unofficial weekly news magazine of the Anglican Communion.

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An antiphon (Greek ἀντίφωνον, ἀντί "opposite" and φωνή "voice") in Christian music and ritual is a responsory by a choir or congregation, usually in the form of a Gregorian chant, to a psalm or other text in a religious service or musical work.

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Arvo Pärt

Arvo Pärt (born 11 September 1935) is an Estonian composer of classical and sacred music.

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Bethlehem (بيت لحم "House of Meat", בֵּית לֶחֶם, Modern:, lit. "House of Bread") is a Palestinian city located in the central West Bank, about 10 kilometers south of Jerusalem.

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Bob Chilcott

Robert "Bob" Chilcott (born 9 April 1955) is a British choral composer, conductor, and singer, based in Oxford, England.

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Anicius Manlius Severinus Boëthius,Hodgkin, Thomas.

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Canonical hours

In the practice of Christianity, canonical hours mark the divisions of the day in terms of periods of fixed prayer at regular intervals.

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Canterbury Cathedral

Canterbury Cathedral in Canterbury, Kent, is one of the oldest and most famous Christian structures in England and forms part of a World Heritage Site.

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Catholic Church

The Catholic Church, also known as the Roman Catholic Church, is, the largest Christian church, with more than 1.25 billion members worldwide.

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A choir (also known as a chorale or chorus) is a musical ensemble of singers.

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Christ I

Christ I, also Christ A or (The) Advent Lyrics, is a collection of twelve anonymous Old English poems on the coming of the Lord, preserved in the Exeter Book.

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A Christian is a person who adheres to Christianity, an Abrahamic, monotheistic religion based on the life and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth.

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Church of England

The Church of England is the officially-established Christian church in England, and the mother church of the worldwide Anglican Communion.

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Common Worship

Common Worship is the name given to the series of services authorised by the General Synod of the Church of England and launched on the first Sunday of Advent in 2000.

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David (ISO 259-3 Dawid; داوُود; ܕܘܝܕ Dawid; Δαυίδ; Strong's: Daveed) was, according to the Books of Samuel, the second king of the United Kingdom of Israel, and according to the New Testament, an ancestor of Jesus.

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Duccio di Buoninsegna (c. 1255-1260 – c. 1318-1319) was an Italian painter, active in the city of Siena in Tuscany, where he was born, in the late 13th and early 14th centuries.

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English Hymnal

The English Hymnal was published in 1906 for the Church of England under the editorship of Percy Dearmer and Ralph Vaughan Williams.

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Estonia (Eesti), officially the Republic of Estonia (Eesti Vabariik), is a country in the Baltic region of Northern Europe.

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Fleury Abbey

Fleury Abbey (Floriacum) in Saint-Benoît-sur-Loire, Loiret, France, founded about 640, is one of the most celebrated Benedictine monasteries of Western Europe, which possesses the relics of St.

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Healey Willan

Healey Willan, (12 October 1880 – 16 February 1968) was an Anglo-Canadian organist and composer.

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A hymn is a type of song, usually religious, specifically written for the purpose of praising GOD, adoration or prayer, and typically addressed to a deity or deities, or to a prominent figure or personification.

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Immanuel (Hebrew עִמָּנוּאֵל meaning, "God is with us"; also romanized Emmanuel, Imanu'el) is a Hebrew name which appears in chapters 7 and 8 of the Book of Isaiah as part of a prophecy during the life of Jeshurun.

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In grammar, an interjection or exclamation is a word used to express a particular emotion or sentiment on the part of the speaker (although most interjections have clear definitions).

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Isaiah (or;; ܐܫܥܝܐ Eshaya; Greek: Ἠσαΐας, Ēsaïās; Arabic: إشعيا Ishiya; "Yah is salvation") was a prophet documented by the Biblical Book of Isaiah to have lived around the time of 8th-century BCE Kingdom of Judah.

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Jesse, Ishai or Yishai (meaning "God exists" or "God's gift"; يَسَّى Yassa; ܐܝܫܝ Eshai; Ἰεσσαί Iessai; Isai, Jesse) is the father of David, who became the king of the Israelites.

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Latin (Latin: lingua latīna) is a classical language belonging to the Italic branch of the Indo-European languages.

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Lauds is a divine office that takes place in the early morning hours.

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Liturgy of the Hours

The Liturgy of the Hours (Latin: Liturgia Horarum) or Divine Office (Latin: Officium Divinum) or Work of God (Latin: Opus Dei) or canonical hours, often referred to as the Breviary, is the official set of prayers "marking the hours of each day and sanctifying the day with prayer".

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Logos (Christianity)

In Christology, Logos (Λόγος logos, that is, "word", "discourse" or "reason") is a name or title of Jesus Christ, seen as the pre-existent Second Person of a Trinitarian God.

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Lord is an appellation for a person or deity who has authority, control, or power over others; a master, chief, or ruler.

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Lutheranism is a major branch of Protestant Christianity that identifies with the theology of Martin Luther—a German friar, ecclesiastical reformer, and theologian.

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Maestà, the Italian word for "majesty", designates an iconic formula of the enthroned Madonna with the child Jesus, whether or not accompanied with angels and saints.

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The Magnificat (Latin for: magnifies) —also known as the Song of Mary, the Canticle of Mary and in Byzantine tradition the Ode of the Theotokos; Greek: Θεοτόκου—is a canticle frequently sung (or spoken) liturgically in Christian church services.

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Marc-Antoine Charpentier

Marc-Antoine Charpentier (1643 – 24 February 1704) was a French composer of the Baroque era.

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Mass (Catholic Church)

The Mass or Eucharist is the central act of worship in the Catholic Church, which describes it as "the source and summit of the Christian life".

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A messiah (literally, "anointed one")http://etymonline.com/index.php?allowed_in_frame.

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Micah (prophet)

Micah, meaning "who is like Yahweh", was a prophet who prophesied from approximately 737–696 BC in Judah and is the author of the Book of Micah.

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New English Hymnal

The New English Hymnal is a hymn book and liturgical source, aimed towards the Church of England, first published in 1986.

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New Revised Standard Version

The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) of the Christian Bible is an English translation released in 1989.

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O come, O come, Emmanuel

O come, O come, Emmanuel is a Christian hymn for Advent.

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Order of Saint Benedict

The Order of Saint Benedict (OSB; Latin: Ordo Sancti Benedicti), also knownin reference to the colour of its members' habitsas the Black Monks, is a Roman Catholic religious order of independent monastic communities that observe the Rule of Saint Benedict.

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Paweł Łukaszewski

Paweł Łukaszewski is a Polish composer of choral music.

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Peter Hallock

Peter Rasmussen Hallock (November 19, 1924 – April 27, 2014) was an American organist, choirmaster and liturgist.

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The Order of Canons Regular of Prémontré, also known as the Premonstratensians, the Norbertines and, in Britain and Ireland, as the White Canons (from the colour of their habit), are a Roman Catholic religious order of canons regular founded in Prémontré near Laon in 1120 by Saint Norbert, who later became Archbishop of Magdeburg.

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Presbyterian Church (USA)

The Presbyterian Church (USA), or PC(USA), is a mainline Protestant Christian denomination in the United States.

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Prophecy involves a process in which one or more messages allegedly communicated to a prophet are then communicated to other people.

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Ralph Vaughan Williams

Ralph Vaughan Williams OM (Vaughan Williams, Ursula. (1964) R.V.W.: A Biography of Ralph Vaughan Williams, Oxford University Press. In the preface, Notes on Names (p. xv), says "Ralph's name was pronounced Rafe, any other pronunciation used to infuriate him." 12 October 1872 – 26 August 1958) was an English composer of symphonies, chamber music, opera, choral music, and film scores.

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Roman Breviary

The Roman Breviary (Latin: Breviarium Romanum) is the liturgical book of the Latin liturgical rites of the Catholic Church containing the public or canonical prayers, hymns, the Psalms, readings, and notations for everyday use, especially by bishops, priests, and deacons in the Divine Office (i.e., at the canonical hours or Liturgy of the Hours, the Christians' daily prayer).

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San Francisco Conservatory of Music

The San Francisco Conservatory of Music (SFCM) is a music school with an enrollment of about 400 students, located at 50 Oak Street, San Francisco, California.

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The Book of Common Worship of 1993

The Book of Common Worship of 1993 is the fifth liturgical book of the Presbyterian Church (USA).

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Thomas the Apostle

Thomas the Apostle (called Didymus which means "the twin") was one of the Twelve Apostles of Jesus Christ, according to the New Testament.

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Tree of Jesse

The Tree of Jesse is a depiction in art of the ancestors of Christ, shown in a tree which rises from Jesse of Bethlehem, the father of king David and is the original use of the family tree as a schematic representation of a genealogy.

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Vespers is the sunset evening prayer service in the Orthodox, Western Catholic, Eastern Catholic, Anglican, and Lutheran liturgies of the canonical hours.

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Wisdom is the ability to think and act using knowledge, experience, understanding, common sense, and insight.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/O_Antiphons

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