Reveal among us the light of your presence, that we may behold your power and glory.
O Adonai, and leader of the House of Israel,
Readings (Click the links to see the readings)
Expectant, though never knowing quite
How many generations of crying babies
So, as the Law decreed, he gave the child
Here was the fulfillment
Be-Attitude: Blessed are those who mourn who wail, lament and cry out loud.
God of all those who yearn for a glimmer of assurance on the long journey
home to you, come! Come with a vast storehouse of renewed dreams, hopes, and peacefulness. May we be alert at all times ready for the coming of the Lord.
Justice, mercy and peace
Today is International Migrants Day. "When their rights are violated, when they are marginalized and excluded, migrants will be unable to contribute either economically or socially to the societies they have left behind or those they enter. However, when supported by the right policies and human rights protections, migration can be a force for good for individuals as well as for countries of origin, transit and destination." Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Message for International Migrants Day, 2011.
Arvo Pärt. Seven Magnificat Antiphons (1988-1991), no. 2: O Adonai.
… and for a change of pace, go back to the 1543 Genevan Psalter for a setting of today's Psalm, no. 72.