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"O" Antiphons for Advent: O Radix Jesse (O Root of Jesse), Dec. 19

jesse"In that day the Root of Jesse will stand as a banner for the peoples; the nations will rally to him, and his resting place will be glorious." (Isaiah 11:10)"


In that old depiction I think I used a lilly
Today I would use a many petaled rose - like a rose window.
Three carols come to mind.
One an old English one "there is no rose of such virtu as is the rose that bore Jesu"
The standard Lo How A Rose Ere Blooming
and just a snipit of another - long ago a friend and I sang together. She knew it in German. I knew it in Latin. She sang beautiful harmony. Somehow it didn't matter that the languages were different.
All that remains in my mind "rosa sine spina" - rose without thorn
Thank you for these memories