O Emmanuel

7th Antiphon O Emmanuel 23 December

O Emmanuel, our King and Lawgiver,
the Hope of all peoples and their Salvation:
Come and save us, O Lord our God.

“Emm-anu-el” is Hebrew for “with-us-God,” and can be
translated, “God is with us,” or simply, “God with us.” Matthew (1:23), quoting Isaiah (7:14), proclaims Jesus as the promised Deliverer, and as God with us, God in our midst, the Word made flesh and dwelling among us. Thanks be to God.

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